The Magnificent Adventure

Being the Story of the World's Greatest Exploration and the Romance of a Very Gallant Gentleman

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Author: Emerson Hough
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,655 / 256 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87
LoC Categories: PN, CT
Downloads: 865
Added to site: 2009.10.21
mnybks.net#: 25606
Origin: gutenberg.org

A stirring romance written around the Lewis and Clark Expedition, telling of the tragic career of Meriwether Lewis, and of his love for Theodosia, daughter of Aaron Burr.

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she said, and withdrew her hands from his shoulders. The faces of both were now gazing straight on over the gold-flecked slope before them. "Go on, you are a man. I know you will not turn back from what you undertake. You will not change, you will not turn--because you cannot. You were born to earn and not to own; to find, but not to possess. But as you have lived, so you will die."

"You give me no long shrift, mother?" said the youth, with a twinkle in his eye.

"How can I? I can only tell you what is in the book of life. Do I not know? A mother always loves her son; so it takes all her courage to face what she knows will be his lot. Any mother can read her son's future--if she dares to read it. She knows--she knows!"

There was a long silence; then the widow continued.

"Listen, Merne," she said. "You call me a prophetess of evil. I am not that. Do you think I speak only in despair, my boy? No, there is something larger than mere happiness. Listen, and believe me, for now I could n

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