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Crittenden

A Kentucky Story of Love and War

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Author: John Fox, Jr.
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,216 / 145 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 810
Added to site: 2006.12.22
mnybks.net#: 15613
Origin: gutenberg.org

Story of love and war. The son of a former Confederate officer takes part in the Spanish War and finds his affection for the Union flag aroused. Good descriptions of fighting in Cuba.

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go to war! Mother," added the boy, with quick mischief, "Clay wants to go, too."

Crittenden braced himself and looked up with one quick glance sidewise at his mother's face. It had not changed a line.

"I heard all you said in the hallway. If a son of mine thinks it his duty to go, I shall never say one word to dissuade him--if he thinks it is his duty," she added, so solemnly that silence fell upon the three, and with a smothered, "Good Lawd," at the door, Ben hurried again into the kitchen.

"Both them boys was a-goin' off to git killed an' ole Miss Rachel not sayin' one wud to keep 'em back--not a wud."

After breakfast the boy hurried out and, as Crittenden rose, the mother, who pretended to be arranging silver at the old sideboard, spoke with her back to him.

"Think it over, son. I can't see that you should go, but if you think you ought, I shall have nothing to say. Have you made up your mind?"

Crittenden hesitated.

"Not quite."

"Think it over very c

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2008.09.10
mabjang
****.

this is a very good book for everybody.


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