Sam Sutton, the Scalp-Taker; A Stirring Romance of the Far West

Sam Sutton, the Scalp-Taker; A Stirring Romance of the Far West

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...and howls. Both sexes drank of the poison, and both joined in the demoniae danqe with brandished knives and tomahswks-until they looked, indeed, like fiends from hell. Above them all, on the sort of rocky throne which be occupied, sat; the Renegade, calmly smoking his pipe, with Paul the Panther at his feet, and calmly surveying the mad, whirling, rearing scene of Inferno at his feet, while ever and anon his dark eyes turned their glances to the opening of the cavern occupied by Blanche and her woman, He was by no means a teetotaller himself, for the Panther, at a word from his master, arose. and proceeded in his usual stealthy manner too. small recess in the rocky wall, and therefrom pmduced a brandy-bottle, from which both of them drank repeatedly; and the blaze of those black eyes grew steadier and more determined as they rested on the cell of the captives, while Paul the Panther, with his own eyes shining cruelty and lust, whispered in his ear something which bodcd no good to the unhappy women. But now the mad dance in the cavern appeared to have reached its culmination. The drunken savages were performing that wild fantasy known as the "scalp-dance." Round and round the fires they madly lenpt, flinging on high the gory trophies of the recent massacre, and now and then even licking the blood which still dropped, clotted, from the tufts. Their painted faces and naked limbs gleamcd in the firelight like those of veritable demons, and their infuriated yells and laughter made the vau'ted roof of the tavern ring and ring again. ' At length, they reached that pitch of fenzy, whee some other stirnrrlant beside that of alcohol was demanded, The squtws, of whom there were not more than fifty, retired in a sortof sham...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866371
  • 9781236866370