The Tiger-Hunter, Or, a Hero in Spite of Himself

The Tiger-Hunter, Or, a Hero in Spite of Himself

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...within his breast, between two opposmg sentiments of nearly equal strength. Whether he persisted in his resolution, or retreated from it, both courses seemed equally criminal. The voice of duty, and that of passion, spoke equally loud. To which should he listen? The struggle, long and violent, between these antagonistic sentiments, had not yet terminated, when the detachment arrived upon the ground. This decided him. It was too late to retire from his first determination. On towards the hacienda! Don Rafael drew his sword, and, placing himself at the head of his troop, rode down the hill. The bugle soundmg the" advance," warned the inhabitants of the hacienda that a detachment of cavalry was crossing the ridge. A few minutes after, the squadron halted before the great gate, at a little distance from the walls. A horseman advanced in front of the line, and once more having sounded the bugle, in the name of Don Rafael Tres-Villas, Captain of the Royalist army, summoned Don Mariano de Silva to deliver up, dead or alive, the insurgents, Arroyo and Bocardo. The demand having been made, Don Rafael, with pale face, and heart audibly beating, sat motionless in his saddle to await the re ponse. Silence--profound silence alone made reply to the summons of the horseman and the sound of his trumpet. CHAPTER XLI. BEARDING A BRIGAND. Ik addition to the consequences that would arise from his resolve-already foreseen by Don Rafael Tres-Villas--there was one other of which he could not have had any foresight. A glance into the interior of the hacienda will proclaim this consequence. Within that chamber, already known to the reader, were Don Mariano de Silva, with his two daughters; and their situation was enough to justify the silence which succeeded...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609999
  • 9781236609991