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A Fool For Love

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Author: Francis Lynde
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 30,198 / 93 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,060
mnybks.net#: 4573
Origin: gutenberg.org

An exciting duel between a railway monarch who is celebrated as a hard fighter, and a young civil engineer, over a strip of track that means the right of way for two competing lines, forms the theme of this novel. The love comes into the story by means of a pretty girl, niece of the railroad magnate, who is divided in her mind between loyalty to her relative and a strong fancy for the young engineer. The story abounds in incident and is brightly and pleasantly told.

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It wasn't their metier, or the metier of their times," said Miss Virginia with conviction. "They were sword-soldiers merely because that was the only way a strong man could conquer in those days. Now it is different, and a strong man fights quite as nobly in another field--and deserves quite as much honor."

"Think so? I don't agree with you--as to the fighting, I mean. I like to take things easy. A good club, a choice of decent theaters, the society of a few charming young women like--"

She broke him with a mocking laugh.

"You were born a good many centuries too late, Mr. Adams; you would have fitted so beautifully, into decadent Rome."

"No--thanks. Twentieth-century America, with the commercial frenzy taken out of it, is good enough for me. I was telling Winton a little while ago--"

"Your friend of the Kansas City station platform?" she interrupted. "Mightn't you introduce us a little less informally?"

"Beg pardon, I'm sure--yours and Ja

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 1.5 from 2 reviews: **
2008.09.16
mabjang
**...

i really wasted my time on this one,but the motive behind the story is a good one

2005.01.28
Tyron
*....

Dis book sux arse.


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