Red Shadow; A Romance of the Wyoming Valley in Revolutionary Days

Red Shadow; A Romance of the Wyoming Valley in Revolutionary Days

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...a fomenter of trouble, until we cooled his blood in prison. No, Zadock; I'll have nothing to do with your scheme, and by the Lord! if I were King, I'd send any man who approached me on the subject to Botany Bay. We are always conferring favors on your savage country, and the red Indians are more grateful than your Bostonese. Well, sir; plenty of lead is the remedy for the colonial malady, and the colonists shall have bellyfulls of it." I was surprised at my own patience under this tirade, but I remembered my mission. " Sir Geoffrey," I said, speaking calmly, while he panted with passion in his chair, "The Privy Council might at least consider the question of our title on its merits. If it does, I am certain it will decide in our favor." " No," he roared, " The Privy Council has already decided that it will not consider this, or any other question relating to the colonies, until the spirit of treason is stamped out. Go home, young sir, and fight for your King. Then, when order is restored, we will hear you." "May I ask," I said, "with all deference, when the Privy Council made this decision." " It was made a week ago," he replied. " An emissary from Pennsylvania, an upstart called Pierce, I believe, came here with a letter from Sir William Johnson and succeeded in having one of his father's friends bring the matter up. It was our unanimous decision not to interfere. I should not have mentioned it were it not for your persistence. It will serve, I hope, to convince you that further effort on your part would be folly." " I thank you for your frankness, Sir Geoffrey," I replied, " even though the...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814649
  • 9781236814647