Through Apache Lands

Through Apache Lands

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Excerpt: ...approached quite close to the cliff, and Lone Wolf made a determined attempt to throw Tom over. By a little feinting and dodging, he managed to get him between himself and the edge and then began pressing him furiously. "That's your game, is it?" exclaimed the scout. "If it is, sail in, and may the best man win." Both were striking very wildly, when, hastily parrying several blows, Hardynge made a sudden rush, closed in, grasping the chief around the waist, and, lifting him clear of the ground, ran to the edge of the cliff and flung him over! But Hardynge was outwitted. This was the very thing for which Lone Wolf had maneuvered so slyly. The cliff was not more than twenty feet in height, and when the hunter peered over the margin, expecting to see his enemy dashed to pieces at a great depth below, he saw him land as lightly as a panther upon his feet and then whisk out of sight among the rocks. "Thunder and blazes!" he exclaimed, when he comprehended the little trick that had been played upon him. Jerking off his hat, he slammed it impatiently to the ground, and turning to his comrade, said: "Did you ever see a bigger fool than me?" "Don't think I ever did," was the serious reply. "Never thought what the Injun was after till it was too late to hinder him." "I knowed it all the time. This ere little chap could have seed as much himself," was the tantalizing reply. "Why didn't you sing out, then, when you seed me pick him up and start to throw him over?" "'Cause I thought you was only fooling. Do you know there's a reward of five hundred dollars offered for Lone Wolf, dead or alive? See what you have lost?" "Who offered it?" demanded Tom. "Colonel Chadmund told me that old Captain Alvarez, that owns a big ranch near Santa Fe, lost a thousand cattle by a stampede that he had got up, and he's the man that has promised a hundred times to give that reward to whoever wipes out the chief." "Anything else to tell?" said Hardynge, disgustedly. "Yes. When...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236720326
  • 9781236720320