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Going Some

A Romance of Strenuous Affection

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Author: Rex Beach
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,870 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,341 962

Galloping, scintillating, sparkling fun from beginning to end--and withal clean and sweet as a girl's fresh laughter. Trouble arises from the fact that the hero has led his friends to believe he is an athlete, when, as a matter of fact, he never did anything more athletic than lead the cheering for others. If you mind slang, keep away!

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arder, it is a little dull. Not for our chaperon, though. The time doesn't seem to drag on her hands. Jack certainly is making it pleasant for her."

"If you call taking her out to watch a lot of bellowing calves get branded, entertainment," Miss Chapin sighed.

"I wonder what makes widows so fascinating?" observed the youthful Miss Blake.

"I hope I never find out." Jean clutched nervously at the gold medal on her dress. "Wouldn't that be dreadful!"

"My dear, Culver seems perfectly healthy. Why worry?"

"I--I wish he were here."

Miss Blake leaned forward and read the inscription on her companion's medal. "Oh, isn't it heavy!" feeling it reverently.

"Pure gold, like himself! You should have seen him when he won it. Why, at the finish of that race all the men but Culver were making the most horrible faces. They were simply dead."

Miss Blake's hands were clasped in her lap. "They all make faces," said she. "Have you told Roberta about your en

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
Dai Alanye

A jolly little tale taking place on a dude ranch in the early years of the previous century. Supposed to be a working ranch, in fact, but no work ever seems to take place. Plenty of chuckles, though.



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