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The Forfeit

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Author: Ridgwell Cullum (Sidney Groves Burghard)
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,339 / 281 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,142
Added to site: 2006.09.26 14789
Genre: Western

A ranch story of Montana which centers around the fact that the leader of the "Lightfoot Rustlers" and the likeable but devil-may-care brother of the hero are one and the same. Cullum is a "big" western story writer.

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heeks and hot eyes. "Bud, don't think me crazy, but--well, say, I'm only part of me without Ronny near. Oh, I don't guess that explains. But it's what I feel--and I can't just talk it right. You don't get it? No, of course you don't. I can see it in your eyes. You think I'm right for the foolish-house. Listen. Is it possible--is it ordinary reason that when twins are born, the nature of one normal child can be divided between the two, one having what the other feller lacks? There, that's how I feel about it. It's the way it is with Ronny and me. All that he is not, I am. I haven't one of his better features. Say, Bud, I'm a pretty cold sort of man. I'd have made a fair sort of Puritan if I'd been on earth a century or so ago. I've little enough humor. I don't care for play. I don't care for half the fun most folks see in life. I'd sooner work than eat. And Ronny--well, Ronny isn't just any of those things. He's just a boy, full of every sort of human notion that's opposite to mine. And I'm crazy for him. Say,

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***

Like the author's other books, his protagonists are humanly flawed. A good plot of twin brothers. One almost machine like perfect, the other meets an imperfect end. The surviver becomes successful and unknowingly marries the woman of his dreams, who is the direct cause of his twin's demise. A bitter sweet ending when he finds out the truth.



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