The Overland Monthly Volume 56

The Overland Monthly Volume 56

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...as is she your arms now hold. Her memory--though she may be unworthy, I know not--has restrained me from many a deed wilder than those that I have done. I. would risk my life a hundred times to save your niece, or any like her, from death or harm." He waved his hand to the waiting band and they filed along the precipitous path leading past the "Great Slide" up to the high mountains beyond. "I go, Don Escandear, because I wish to go. Did I so wish, I could remain," he said, pointing to his hundred desperadoes. He followed his men. At a short distance he halted, turned in his saddle, and added: "1 return, too, when I please, noble Escandear. Adios, fellow robber, brother mine." El Capitan's loud, mocking laugh followed the words. Senor Escandear stood with arm around Senorita Dolores. He looked first at the bandit, then at his own fighting peons, then back to the bandit. A word from him and his men would fall on their enemies, and path and valley would echo the sounds of fierce battle. The honor of a hidalgo of Old Spain held back that word. Gratitude to the rescuer of the lady Dolores was the talisman. Finally, Don Escandear called out "Adelante!" and waved his hand in the direction of the hacienda. He carried his niece homeward, as the false Emilio, whose body would be prey to vulture and coyote, had borne her away. On the brow of the declivity whence he overlooked his domain, vast as many a European principality, the Don spoke musingly: "El Diablo is well named. He is a devil. Moreover, he is a liar." Then, as if to silence some dispute within, he repeated: "I say he is a liar." "Dnclo mine, he is my rescuer!" "Yes," child of my heart, but he is a...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 526g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946367
  • 9781236946362