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The Strength of the Pines

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Author: Edison Marshall
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 77,998 / 220 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 524
Added to site: 2011.08.15 30604

sed in his reflections to wonder at himself over the simile--for lynx were no especial acquaintances of his. He knew them only through books, as he knew many other things that stirred his imagination. But he laughed at the memory of her sudden, explosive ferocity,--the way her hands had smacked against his cheeks, and her sharp little nails had scratched him. Curiously, he had never fought back as is the usual thing between small boys and small girls. And it wasn't exactly chivalry either, rather just an inability to feel resentment. Besides, there were always tears and repentance afterward, and certain pettings that he openly scorned and secretly loved.

"I must have been a strange kid!" Bruce thought.

It was true he had; and nothing was stranger than this attitude toward Baby Sister. He was always so gentle with her, but at the same time he contemplated her with a sort of amused tolerance that is to be expected in strong men rather than solemn little boys. "Little Spitfire" he sometimes called

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Henry Ratliff

* A man is pulled to his past, the past of a mountain blood feud.

* He can regain his father's land, and a woman he loves.

* He could loose his life from the beasts of the woods, both man and animal.

* If he would overcome all, he must have the strength of the mighty Pines.



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