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Riders of the Silences

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Author: John Frederick
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,464 / 201 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 612
Added to site: 2006.12.08 15498
Genre: Western

A version of this title with an epilogue is listed separately as Riders of the Silence by Max Brand.

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ion, good father. Look you, now, I have seen that same red hair and those same lighted blue eyes before, and wherever I have seen them has been war and trouble and unrest. I have seen that same whimsical smile which stirs the heart of a woman and makes a man reach for his revolver. This boy whose mind is so clear--arm him with a single wrong thought, with a single doubt of the eternal goodness of God's plans, and he will be a thunderbolt indeed, dear Father, but one which even your strong hand could not control."

"I have heard you," said the priest; "but you will see. He is coming now."

There was a knock at the door; then it opened and showed a modest novice in a simple gown of black serge girt at the waist with the flat encircling band. His head was downward; it was not till the blue eyes flashed inquisitively up that Father Anthony recognized Pierre.

The hard voice of Jean Paul Victor pronounced: "This is that Father Anthony of whom I have spoken."

The novice slipped to his knees



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