The Intriguers

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Author: Harold Bindloss
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,154 / 190 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 953
Added to site: 2005.06.17
mnybks.net#: 10615
Origin: gutenberg.org

Not a very good name for the tale of the experiences in the American Northwest of a young English officer who has allowed himself to be suspected of cowardice to shield a cousin for the sake of his father. During the absence of the hero in the depths of the wilderness, a blackmail scheme is launched against the father by some scoundrels who know the facts as they occurred in India. The unscrupulous villain reaps his just reward as does the hero.

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had been disposed to like him. Then he had won the good opinion of responsible officers on the turbulent frontier and had made acquaintances that might have been valuable. Now, however, he had done with all that; he was banished from the world in which they moved, and if they ever remembered him it was, no doubt, as one who had gone under.

Shaking off these thoughts, he joined some Americans in a game of cards, and it was late at night when he went out into the moonlight as the boat steamed up Lake St. Peter. A long plume of smoke trailed across the cloudless sky, the water glistened with silvery radiance, and, looking over the wide expanse, he could see dark trees etched faintly on the blue horizon. Ahead, the lights of Three Rivers twinkled among square, black blocks of houses and tall sawmill stacks.

A few passengers were strolling about, but the English newspaper had made Blake restless, and he wanted to be alone. Descending to a quieter deck, he was surprised to see the girl he had assisted

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