The Wheelman Volume 1

The Wheelman Volume 1

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...of fiends flying in darkness, and the face of the moon seemed to be clotted with blood. "Oh, this is terrible!" groaned the poor deacon; 'this will finish me." And, indeed, the mental state of the man was fast approaching hopelessness. But as he rode at this breakneck speed he heard a noise behind him, and Dominie Morehouse was speeding after him on a bicycle, and his wife was waving her hands in encouragement. Sparks seemed to fly from the wheel, and its track was a flash of lightning. The dominie was coming at a tremendous rate. His fiery horse was weakening, and just as they plunged into a great cloud, black as night, the bicycle had caught him, and somehow the horse was gone, and he sat on a bicycle, going back with the dominie. The deacon awoke. Was he awake? What was that by the table? A bicycle! And it had hardly been used. What did it mean? Was his dream coming true? And here was a note from the Rev. John Morehouse, with the single line, "There is health in the wheel. Your affectionate pastor, in behalf of your wife." The deacon began to look it over. What an elegant piece of mechanism it was! The workmanship would be appreciated by him. He measured the wheel; counted the spokes; counted the parts; looked at the winged creature of electro-plate, and was profoundlv astonished. Was this his wife's doings? He had noticed her regarding him with anxious looks. Was she trying to save him from the evil spirit that was following him? What was the harm, after all, for him to ride the thing? To be sure, he had said sharp things about it. When the dominie first received his he had better have purchased one, for this nervous trouble had begun then, or he would not have been so bitter. He felt a little cheap as he thought it...show more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517741
  • 9781236517746