The Painted Paleface

The Painted Paleface

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...than had been thus far meted out to them. The heart of John Grover sank deep in his'breast, when he thought of his daughter in the hands of thearenegade, and know so well that she could expect no mercy from his hands. She had spurned him once from her feet as she would have done a poisonous serpent, and he well knew that if he had the power he would be fenrfully revenged. A faint hope buoyed him up, that they would keep on their way, and Simon Dust in and his savages might not be able to come up-with it; or if they did, not to get possession-of the boat so easily as they had done the one already in their power. He felt sure that they could not gain possession of it by any such device as that they had employed that afternoon, and he hoped that if they were cautious, and kept their boat 'in the middle of the stream that they might escape the dangervvhich tlirentened them. Still he ielt that his hopes were built upon a slight foundation, and that it would not take much to bring them rattlihg about his head., ls for Ham-old Feirfield, his grief was the most poign ant, and his fears would not let him rest oven lot a moment. ' ' Every minite his mind conjured up some scene or danger to Alice, and kept him in continual unrest. At one time he would see her struggling in the arms of Simon Dustan, and see her stretch out her hands to him and call upon him to save her. ' 'Then she would be crawling down before a savage, who in a devliish way would be swinging his tomahawlc above her head and menaoing her with instant death. Then the scene would' change, and he would see 'her throw herself into the river, to escape from her pursuers and the crystal waves closed above her head and hid her from his sight forever. All the...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236931750
  • 9781236931757