A slashing novel of two-fisted adventure!
is prisoner ahead of him, started for the smoker. It was two cars ahead. The train was vestibuled. The first platform they crossed was tightly enclosed; but at the second Billy saw that a careless porter had left one of the doors open. The train was slowing down for some reason--it was going, perhaps, twenty miles an hour.
Billy was the first upon the platform. He was the first to see the open door. It meant one of two things--a chance to escape, or, death. Even the latter was to be preferred to life imprisonment.
BYRNE had no time to pick any particular spot to jump for. When he did jump he might have been directly over a picket fence, or a bottomless pit--he did not know. Nor did he care.
As it happened he was ov
This is Burroughs's sequel to "The Mucker," and it is, in all respects, a better book than the first one. By the time you're reading "Return of the Mucker," you've already swallowed the very unlikely premise presented in the first volume and are able to concentrate on what is a fast-paced, two-fisted, adventure-soaked tale. From that standpoint, this is an excellent read.
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