Tonio, Son of the Sierras

A Story of the Apache War

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Author: Charles King
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 88,881 / 260 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,144
Added to site: 2007.11.16
mnybks.net#: 19054
Genre: Western
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heery letters, bearing such old-time, outlandish post-marks or headings as "Lapwai," "Three Forks, Owyhee," and later "Hualpai," or "Hassayampa," until finally it became mild, civilized, pacific, even "Almy."

The uniform of a general, that the law had let him wear just as long in peace as had been the war in years, was finally packed in camphorated hope of resurrection, and the garb of actual rank resumed in 1870. He could bear the title ad infinitum, but not the sign.

The silver leaf, as said, had come to replace the worn and tarnished gold by '73, then mountain fever had seized and laid him by the heels, and then all the Indians in Arizona, or the army women out of it, could not dissuade Mrs. Archer from her duty. She and Lilian were the heroines of a buckboard ride from Drum Barracks to the Colorado, from the Colorado to Prescott, from Prescott down through wild and tortuous cañons to and beyond the valley of the Verde--to the wondering eyes of the waiting garrison and the wel

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