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Author: E.W. Hornung
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 94,867 / 261 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 4,166
Added to site: 2008.07.13
mnybks.net#: 21510

"Once more Hornung gives us a book decidedly entertaining to read."--New York Tribune.

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Dick obeyed apathetically; he was literally dazed. At a sign from the man with the rifle he took his stand beside Flint; three paces in front of the luckless pair shone the short barrel of the Winchester repeater. The other robber had dismounted, and was standing at the horses' heads.

In this position, a moment's silence fell upon the four men, to be broken by the coarse, grating laughter of a fifth. Edmonstone turned his head, saw another horseman issuing from the trees, and at once recognised the burly figure of the traveller who had borrowed his match-box less than an hour before. At that moment, and not until then, Dick Edmonstone realised the situation. It was desperate; all was lost! The lad's brain spun like a top: reason fled from it; his hand clutched nervously at the pocket where the money was, and he swore in his heart that if that went, his life might go with it.

In another instant the hairy ruffian had ridden his horse close up to Edmonstone, whipped his foot from the st

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2014.07.14
cindy
****.

A lovely short story. Well written and amusing.


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