The Red Man's Revenge

A Tale of The Red River Flood

Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,194 / 209 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,035
Added to site: 2007.06.07
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Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Adventure
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"Yes, yes. I know that well. Good-bye." They shook hands again, and were soon striding over the snow to their respective homes.

CHAPTER TWO.

CONFLICTING ELEMENTS AND A CATASTROPHE.

Hoary winter passed away, and genial spring returned to rejoice the land.

In a particularly amiable frame of mind, old Ravenshaw went out one morning to smoke.

Everything had gone well that morning. Breakfast had been punctual; appetite good; rheumatics in abeyance; the girls lively; and Miss Trim less of a torrent than was her wont. Mrs Ravenshaw's intellect had more than once almost risen to the ordinary human average, and Master Tony had been better--perhaps it were more correct to say less wicked-- than usual.

Old Ravenshaw was what his friends styled a heavy smoker, so was his kitchen chimney; but then the chimney had the excuse of being compelled to smoke, whereas its owner's insane act was voluntary.

Be not afraid,

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