Texas Review Volume 3-4

Texas Review Volume 3-4

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... of Earl's existence. She soon detected feature's in the mother's conduct not altogether admirable. Earl, however, has remained with his father. It must be conceded, too, that Earl is made to obey Mrs. Brownell implicitly. Brownell hath great possessions. He counts seven head of horses, and forty cattle, and three hundred steep acres, of which fifty are in cultivation in corn. Yes, I nearly forgot the five hounds. That would be unpardonable. The spoils of a bear hunt arc allotted in proportion to the number of dogs participating. He is a man of only medium size but of iireat strength and endurance, and he revels in the exertions of the chase. He would lie by the hour on the ground near our camp-fire and relato incidents in his various haute, simply and modestly, but with keen joy in the reminiscences. At supper time one evening the rain, after showering all day, began to descend in torrents. Earl and I retreated to the tent, and even H, after completing the cleaning of some fish, accepted Brownell's invitation to take supper up at Ihe house. There was not a window in that mansion of five rooms that did not have a pane or more replaced with cardboard But in a huge fire-place in the front room was a flapping flame that made one forget all else but its cheer. Besides, Brownell had a quart of a more potent influence, three or four drinks of which I perforce accepted since only this courtesy would permit him to continue his potations. During these manoeuvers he vigilantly kept the door into the dining-room closed, under the delusion that Mrs. Brownell would know nothing of his indulgence. The dining-room had suffered from the dampness. In fact, an extensive leak in the roof had by constant dripping almost converted the floor to a pool. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984358
  • 9781236984357