Scarlett of the Mounted

Scarlett of the Mounted

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Excerpt: ...crimsoned. "Dear, dear! And suppose, after all, you disapprove my choice?" "Faith, I'll exercise my official prerogative and take ye in charge myself! Meanwhile, I must turn my attention toward yonder suspect." He indicated a person with the deportment of a personage, who, dressed in the height of fashion, was strolling, tourist-wise, kodak in hand, down the village street. "Why, who can that be?" Evelyn leaned forward with interest. "That's my own question. He travels under the name of the Count St. Hilaire." "There's something very familiar about his appearance. I wonder if I mayn't have 113 met him at Newport, or Washington. If so, bring him here that I may renew the acquaintance, Sergeant, please." "I'll search his title first." Scarlett ran down the veranda steps. "Now look out for trouble," he muttered to himself, seeing the stranger pause opposite a cottage in the Indian quarter, and level his camera at the totem-pole in front of it. A crowd of angry Indians who had been squatting on mats in the sunshine, making moccasins and weaving baskets, instantly rose and swarmed about him, vehemently protesting in Chinook against this insult to their sacred emblems, Chilkat Jo acting as interpreter. "Shame, shame, cursed shame to photoglaph the Laven and the Flog!" he cried, alluding to the totem's tribal device. "Velly godam Clistian shame!" "Hold on!" cried Scarlett, impartially, interposing his tall form between the evidently frightened foreigner and the avenging group. "Maisshow more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236715489
  • 9781236715487