The Greater Power

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Author: Harold Bindloss
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 102,064 / 289 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 895
Added to site: 2009.08.10
mnybks.net#: 24952
Origin: gutenberg.org

This robust outdoor novel tells the story of the remaking in the great western forests of a man who had failed in London. His engineering victory over a waterfall, and his defeat of a wily syndicate of land thieves, accomplished through the inspiration of a wonderful woman's love, make a thrilling tale. It is full of the spirit of the outdoor world, and should delight Mr. Bindloss' rapidly growing circle of readers.

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nt back in the spring. What was more to the purpose, they meant it.

Among those Western pines men are reared who, in point of primitive vigour, slow endurance, and the dogged courage that leads them to attempt, and usually to accomplish, the apparently impossible, are a match for any in the world, and no wanderer who limps up to their lonely ranches is turned away. Those who have no claim on them are honoured with their hospitality, and now and then one new to that country looks with wonder on their handiwork. Down all the long Pacific coast, from lonely Wrangel, wrapped in the Northern snow, to Shasta in the South, it is written on hewn-back forest, rent hillside, and dammed river. The inhabitants are subduing savage Nature; but, as time will surely show, their greatest achievement is the rearing of fearless men.

Though it cost him an effort, Nasmyth contrived to smile as he shook hands with the loggers. Then he set his lips tight as, with his pack strapped on his shoulders, he opened the door

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