The Smiting of the Rock; A Tale of Oregon

The Smiting of the Rock; A Tale of Oregon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... and her voice faltered wistfully, "perhaps it's your clothes... Mr. Rowdy!" "You'll forgive me?" "No!" The warning note in her voice checked his advance. "No... I'm not angry... not very, that is!... only you mustn't ever do it again. You see," she went on, with regained steadiness, "it's not only... well, let's say unseemly, but it's also breaking your contract--the rules of the game." "I only promised not to ask you to marry me until... let's see... until next May. That's when the year is up." She laughed. "And what do you call your recent actions?" "Oh, that was simply... well, showing my appreciation for the beauties of nature!" "Don't do it again, David, that's all." She was serious. "And before we go I want some information." "Oh Lord!" said Kent to himself. "Here comes trouble." "David, who is the man fighting my father?" "I believe his name is... Kent." He looked at her gravely. "That is, Val, I understand he has been making a little trouble, and is in a fair way to make more." "You didn't come here to meddle in other people's business." She was on her own ground now. Her intense loyalty to her father and her belief in the absolute right of all that concerned him was in a way even more fundamental than her own personal selfishness. So it was small wonder that Kent's lengthy explanation of the situation had slight effect. He told the girl what had happened to the water users and what was destined to overtake them. From where they stood the brown level lands of the South Canal segregation were visible, and he explained how the profits of this new unit were sought by the company...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500326
  • 9781236500328