Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Lucky

A Tale of the Western Prairie

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,263 / 105 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,125
Added to site: 2007.11.04
mnybks.net#: 18861
Genres: Romance, Western
Excerpt

don't get hungry."

The tears rose to Nana's eyes.

"I won't take it at all, Lund, dear. Here's half of it back. Now, I'll scoot, and before I get back they'll all be dead. Won't we have good old times when they're gone? Don't forget the almanick."

* * *

The long grass swayed to and fro with a sleepy sound; the lithe dragon-fly hovered over the little pools of stagnant water, beside which the child lay with halfclosed eyes, watching the graceful darting hither and thither of the pretty creatures on their transparent wings.

"I wonder why they stay around those ugly puddles," she mused dreamily. "If I had wings, I'd fly away to where everything was nice." Then, as the low, mournful call of the prairie gopher fell upon her ear, she reflected : " What makes him feel so bad? He must have lost friends that he can't forget. I never had any friends, so I feel bad like him. Poor thing!"

At intervals a freight-line teamster passed down the great road, which, in the parlance of t

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Lorhainne Eckhart
A recipient of the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Readers’ Favorite Award for Suspense and Romance, Lorhainne lives on the sunny west-coast Gulf Island of Salt Spring Island, is the mother of three, her oldest has autism and she is an advocate for never giving up on your dreams. She is frequently a Top 100 bestselling author in multiple genres, and we expect that her The Outsider Series: The Complete Omnibus will also follow suit. As our Author of the Day, Eckhart talks about the Friessen men from her books, reveals which book in the omnibus was her personal favorite and talks about how important it is to schedule time to write.
Read full interview...