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The Trail of Conflict

A Modern Romance of Love and Adventure in East and West

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,293 / 202 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,245
Added to site: 2010.10.24 29356

Stephen marries Geraldine to save his father from financial ruin. These young people struggle to find a way to happiness.

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ifference in the quality of the wheat-seed and the grades of cattle. Nick wasn't contented with my doing things as well as his outfit, I'd got to go them one better. But I loved the life and I'll confess that I love Old Nick in spite of his fool ideas."

"I'll try him once more, Steve--but----"

"I'll be darned if you will. Isn't there some other way we can raise money until I----"

"My boy, what can you do? What can you earn at present? You finished your law course after you came out of the army, but it will be several years, as times are now, before you can more than support yourself."

"You don't think I'd touch a penny of the old coal-picker's money even if I married the daughter, do you?" interrupted Steve furiously. "I'd break stones in the road first. Look here, be honest now, what would you do if we lost this place?"

"Blow my brains out," with passionate impulsiveness; then as he saw his son's face whiten and his jaw set, he realized the effect of his words. "No, no, Ste



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