The Woman with a Stone Heart

A Romance of the Philippine War

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,378 / 74 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 476
Added to site: 2008.02.28
mnybks.net#: 20175
Origin: gutenberg.org

To those whose love of adventure would cause them to plunge head-long into an abyss of vain glory, hoping at life’s sunset to reap a harvest contrary to the seed that were sown, let me suggest that you pause first to read the story of “The Woman With a Stone Heart,” Marie Sampalit, dare-devil of the Philippines.

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and each one who could get near enough to the boy, eagerly bought a morning paper.

The lad's papers were all gone but one. Marie Sampalit snatched it from his hands, and dropped into one of them a small coin. She stepped into the corridor of the post office, to escape the annoyance of the crowd, and read the large head lines:

"WAR BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND SPAIN

dewey en route to manila great naval battle friday or saturday in manila bay

The Stone Wall Around the City will be Razed to the Ground. Great Loss of Life."

"Then, I'm off for Corregidor Island right away!" exclaimed Marie. "Dewey can't get into the Bay except by that route. That's where the fight will begin. Mother doesn't know this. I'll tell her I am going to take some supplies to the Spanish garrison. I will go at once!"

She set out from Manila in a small casco, or flat-bottomed native boat, heavily laden with fresh fish, pine-apples, mangoes, bananas, tobacco and cigarettes--all intended for the Spa

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