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The Lookout Man

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Author: B.M. Bower (Bertha Muzzy Sinclair)
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,621 / 211 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,672
Added to site: 2005.04.27 10191

A story of life at a Forest Reserve Station on a California mountain top, a tale of action and excitement and love, full of the charm of the great out-of-doors.

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had indulged themselves in a supper afterwards. They were talking quietly as they came unsuspectingly up to the big, shiny machine that was traveling slowly townward, and they gave it no more than a glance as they passed.

Then came the explosion, that sounded surprisingly like a blowout. The driver stopped and got out to look for trouble, his companion at his heels. They confronted six masked men, three of them displaying six-shooters.

"Throw up your hands!" commanded a carefully disguised voice.

The driver obeyed--but his right hand came up with an automatic pistol in it. He fired straight into the bunch--foolishly, perhaps; at any rate harmlessly, though they heard the bullet sing as it went by. Startled, one of the six fired back impulsively, and the other two followed his example. Had they tried to kill, in the night and drunk as they were, they probably would have failed; but firing at random, one bullet struck flesh. The man with the automatic flinched backward, reeled forward drun



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