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The Denver Express

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Author: A.A. Hayes
Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,941 / 35 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 338
Added to site: 2007.10.25
mnybks.net#: 18690
Genre: Short Story
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My God!" he muttered, with concentrated intensity, "to be trapped, trapped like this!"

Sinclair stepped quickly to the door of his bedroom and motioned Foster to enter. Then there came a knock at the outer door, and he opened it and stood on the threshold erect and firm. Half a dozen "toughs" faced him.

"Major," said their spokesman, "we want that man.

"You can not have him, boys."

"Major, we're a-goin' to take him."

"You had better not try," said Sinclair, with perfect ease and self-possession, and in a pleasant voice. "I have given him shelter, and you can only get him over my dead body. Of course you can kill me, but you won't do even that without one or two of you going down; and then you know perfectly well, boys, what will happen. You know that if you lay your finger on a railroad man it's all up with you. There are five hundred men in the tie-camp, not five miles away, and you don't need to be told that in less than one hour after they get word there

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