The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land

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Author: Ralph Connor (Charles William Gordon)
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 105,583 / 305 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,054
Added to site: 2006.06.04
mnybks.net#: 1827
Origin: gutenberg.org

As in his tales of the West, this story abounds in humanity, heroism and tenderness. Ralph Connor is now, as then, the beloved Sky Pilot, the friend of ranchmen and of soldiers--a great leader in the cause of freedom and human love. Called "a fascinating and arresting novel" by the Philadelphia Ledger.

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n't likely let himself drown. I guessed, too, that if you heard me hoot--"

"I did," said the youth.

"You sure would get slippy right away."

"I did."

"I guess you were pretty well startled yourself, weren't you?" said the girl, pursuing the subject with cool persistence.

"Rather," said the young man, blushing more violently, and wishing she would change the subject. "You are going out?" he enquired.

"Yes."

"To-day?"

"Now--right away."

"Too bad," he said, his disappointment evident in his tone.

"When are you going out? But who are you, anyway?" asked the girl. "You have to tell me that."

"My life story, so to speak?"

She nodded.

"It's very short and simple, like the annals of the poor," he replied. "From England in infancy, on a ranch in northern Alberta for ten years, a puny little wretch I was, terribly bothered with asthma, then"--the boy hesitated a moment--"my mother died, father moved to Edmonton, lived there for fi

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2012.01.06
Jeremy
****.

I loved this book about patriotism and courage and the strength of morality. I passed it on to my teenage sons who loved it too. My son who is becoming an Army Ranger has patterened his outlook on the Sky Pilot.


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