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A Man of Two Countries

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Author: Alice Harriman
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,188 / 181 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 881
Added to site: 2009.02.14
mnybks.net#: 23424
Genre: Western
Excerpt

e widdy at Windsor' 's got another pretty!" he taunted. Hate flared suddenly from his deep-set eyes; he could not have analyzed its cause. "Jes' cut loose from home an' mammy," he continued, intemperately. "Perhaps he's the queen's latest favorite, boys. We all know what women are!"

What was it? A crash of thunder? A living bolt of fire? Something threw the intervening men violently to the deck. The stripling who had accepted the traditional shilling brushed the crowd aside and knocked down the slanderer of all women--and of his queen!

"Take that back!" Philip breathed, not shouted, as one less angry might have done. "You will not? You shall!"

Burroughs sprang to his feet instantly and returned the blow valiantly. He did not draw his Colt's as frontiersmen were prone to do, for he thought that a knock-down fight would show that a man must not stand too much on dignity on the upper Missouri. Besides, the lad was English, therefore to be punished.

At once the trifling affair widened

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

Simply splendid! First i thought it was a typical lengthy political novel but slowly the novel emerged as a story of friendship,honour,honesty of men among themselves and for their country......now its one of my favourite stories,please do read it...........


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