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Alton of Somasco

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Author: Harold Bindloss
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 125,245 / 354 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,708
Added to site: 2005.06.17
mnybks.net#: 10612
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Western, Romance

A romance of the wilderness-breakers, filled with strong passion, with the struggle of man against nature and man against man, and with the red blood of a sturdy race. The dominating figure is Henry Alton of Somasco Ranch--a character to awaken compassion and profound admiration. A romance envelops the girl who crossed unwillingly Alton's path and found her aristocratic standards of honor put to shame before the nice code of the rancher.

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The hillside was also steep, the beasts were tired, and the trail was very bad. Seaforth glanced at his comrade when they stopped a moment, and saw him dimly, tugging at the Cayuse's bridle, through the snow.

"It's a long way to Townshead's. Still, I think we can make it out," he said.

Alton laughed. "We have got to. There's not generally too much to eat at that house, and they'll want the things," he said.

There was another struggle with the Cayuse, which appeared reluctant to face a treacherous ascent whose slope was somewhat steeper than the pitch of an average roof, but once more Alton conquered, and they dragged the beasts up, and then floundered on doggedly beside them, seeing nothing but a dim pine or two through the snow. Now and then there was a rattle and a rush beneath them, followed by a faint splash, and Seaforth shivered a little, knowing that the shingle they dislodged had plunged into a lonely lake lying far below. Still Alton said nothing, but floundered on, apparently as

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