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David Dunne

A Romance of the Middle West

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,065 / 127 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 795
Added to site: 2009.06.16
mnybks.net#: 24446
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Romance

The pulsating strength of ambition, tempered by the witchery of love, marks this story of the advancement of a wide-awake, big-hearted young farmhand to the high post of governor of a great state. Rural simplicity and impotence are metamorphosed into power by the magic of the opportunities offered by life in a great city. The sweetest and tenderest of love stories adds to the charm of the book, for the delicate child to whom the farmer boy tells fairy tales to calm her "fraidments" never outgrows the love she early bestows upon him, and in the homely phraseology of the lad's benefactor, Farmer Brumble to the end is "Dave's little gal."

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hody says she had no worry about her woodpile getting low when you were here."

"Poor Miss Rhody! Does she still live alone? And Uncle Larimy--is he uncle to the whole community? What fishing days I had with him! I must look him up and tell him all my adventures. I have planned a round of calls for to-night--Miss M'ri, Miss Rhody, Uncle Larimy--"

"Tell me about your adventures," demanded David breathlessly.

He listened to a wondrous tale of western life, and never did narrator get into so close relation with his auditor as did this young ranchman with David Dunne.

"I must go home," said the boy reluctantly when Joe had concluded.

"Come down to-morrow, David, and we'll go fishing."

"All right. Thank you, sir."

With heart as light as air, David sped through the woods. He had found his Hero.

CHAPTER II

David struck out from the shelter of the woodland and made his way to his home, a pathetic

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