Ray's Recruit Volume 4

Ray's Recruit Volume 4

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... occupants he had seen a. face at sight of which the blood went rushing to his own. There, side by side, were Mrs. Mainwaring and the young lady whom he had picked up in his arms the night of that " headon" collision at Alkali Flats. CHAPTER VII. JOR STANNARD had won his bet, and Mainwaring was more than usually " grumpy" in consequence. Ray and his men, riding like the wind, had run down the train-robbers before they reached the Dry Fork, and in a long, stern chase had overhauled first one man, then another, until darkness set in and hid the leading fugitives from sight. Seven lively specimens of the border ruffian were the captives of the sorrel troop by nightfall, and, closely guarded, these were the men turned over next morning to Mr. Sheriff Conway when that much fatigued official and his posse reached the spot where Ray and his men had made camp the night before. Ray himself, with a dozen troopers, had pushed on at daybreak, following the trail of the fugitives in hopes of capturing the more prominent members of the party, who, as it turned out, had most of the ill-gotten booty, while his lieutenant, Mr. Scott, remained in charge of the main body and of the prisoners until the arrival of the civil authorities, who promptly demanded and obtained possession. Conway and his posse, rejoicing, turned homeward at once with their dishevelled prizes, hoping to reach Butte and receive a triumph by evening of the next day. Seven train-robbers was more than had ever been caught before in the history of the Territory, and great would be the rejoicings. Securely bound, the luckless captives, each man lashed to the stirrup of some one of the numerous posse, trudged painfully along the homeward trail. Silent, resolute, almost...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767683
  • 9781236767684