A Spur to Smite

A Spur to Smite

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...answered guardedly--" I don't know." " You never say that unless you are cock-sure of a thing." Dick was suspicious instantly. " What do you think of him?--Out with it!" " I don't know any more of him than he wants me to know--and you don't either. But he knows as much of us as he wants to. And he can find out more when he likes. I've got no tickets on sitting at the big end of a telescope when he's at the sight. And--he means to stay there." Dick drew a long breath. " He has earned the right to be there. We haven't. I don't in the least know what his limitations are--if he has any; but he's going to do something big.--Big! And I don't know him. He must have been through the mill before ever I saw him. But he doesn't talk about it." " He doesn't care a tinker's benediction about a living soul," said Doody sharply. " He'll put anything he can find into his hash-pot, the cormorant " " Yes; I don't think his world has been run on ethical lines, somehow. He--he's a bit hard. A fellow needs someone to----to care what he does with his life, y'know. If old Kin had a mother " Then he fled from the derision of his junior, whose own mother had a map of New Zealand on her bedroom wall with a pin stuck through the place where Dick's station should be, that she might see it and pray to it each night before she slept. Through the black nights or the moonlight nights, when the surf thundered eternally and the wekas called across the swamps, Kin got to the heart of his story again, rejoicing in the sordidness that was so very real. He had searched in deep places for the right to tell of these things. He had seen the same game played out, and he had played it himself in the grim recklessness of necessity. But under the day, with the suspicion of a higher...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236675584
  • 9781236675583