The Treasure of Mushroom Rock; A Story of Prospecting in the Rocky Mountains

The Treasure of Mushroom Rock; A Story of Prospecting in the Rocky Mountains

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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: ...came creeping out, and with one eye on his master, crouched in the corner of the cage, for all the world like a dog that knows he has been misbehaving himself. It was hard to believe that this was the bold, active creature that had so nearly made an end of old Switchtail the day before. As soon as the lion was in the cage, the gate was run back into place, the cage was pushed up the skids into, the van and the door was shut and locked. Bombastes was re-captured--to the intense relief of everyone present. It was a diflicult job getting back to Dexter, but many hands lightened the work, and at four o'clock that evening the van and the circus-horses were put back on the cars which had brought them up, when the regular freight pulled them out about an hour later. Before he left, Signor Rigoletti handed to Tony and me the one hundred dollars promised as a reward, and shaking hands with us, said: "Good-bye, boys. Next time the circus comes this way you just come around and ask for me--ask for Ben Golf; that's meand you shall see all the whole show free gratis for nothing." So saying, Signor Rigoletti, otherwise Ben Goff, climbed into the car with his lion and away he went. CHAPTER X THROUGH THE PEEP-HOLE THIS suddenly-acquired wealth we at once turned over to my father, who forthwith went up to the Squire's and completed the purchase of the ranch. The Snuffy Boland place was ours, thanks to Henshaw--if it was Henshaw--for burning our tool-house. But as this purchase brought our finances down to a very low ebb, Tony and I decided to find work in town for the winter, if we could, in order to provide funds with which to start the next season. In this we were very fortunate, for about a week later we secured work with that neighbor of...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961137
  • 9781236961136