Washington's Young AIDS; A Story of the New Jersey Campaign, 1776-1777

Washington's Young AIDS; A Story of the New Jersey Campaign, 1776-1777

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...in riding at such breakneck speed away from his companion. He even began almost to wish he had remained with him, as perhaps he might have hastened their departure, while now if Jonas was feeling somewhat angry, he might remain even longer at the old farm-house than he otherwise would have done, just to show his friend that he was not dependent upon him, and was entirely capable of selecting his own course of action for himself. John's feelings were not soothed now when his mind began to dwell upon the possibilities of danger he himself might meet. He was aware of the reports which were current of the bands of marauders, British, Hessians, Tories, and those who disclaimed all allegiance to either side. If Jonas only were with him, he would feel stronger, and together they could act far better than either could alone. No; there was no other LEADING HIS HORSE BY THE BRIDLE, HE STARTED ALONG THE LITTLE PATH way now. He would not go on any farther without Jonas, and if he only would come soon, he would hear no word of fault-finding from him. He even thought of the words he would say when he first approached. Doubtless Jonas would feel somewhat ashamed, and certainly he deserved some reproach for delaying their errand; but he would be magnanimous and utter no reproaches. He even began to praise himself for his own self-restraint which he would show as soon as Jonas joined him. Meanwhile no Jonas appeared. John had been walking his horse for some time now, and every minute had been listening for the familiar hail of his companion. He was trying both to keep a careful lookout ahead and at the same time watch the road behind him. He began to be nervous now and to think that it was scarcely safe for him to go on alone. His message, if it...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776828
  • 9781236776822