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The Death Shot

A Story Retold

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Published: 1874
Language: English
Wordcount: 134,737 / 397 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 760
Added to site: 2007.10.22 18651

ands belonging to Colonel Armstrong.

But much as Dick Darke may like money, there is that he likes more, even to covetousness--Colonel Armstrong's daughter. There are two of them-- Helen and Jessie--both grown girls,--motherless too--for the colonel is himself a widower.

Jessie, the younger, is bright-haired, of blooming complexion, merry to madness; in spirit, the personification of a romping elf; in physique, a sort of Hebe. Helen, on the other hand, is dark as gipsy, or Jewess; stately as a queen, with the proud grandeur of Juno. Her features of regular classic type, form tall and magnificently moulded, amidst others she appears as a palm rising above the commoner trees of the forest. Ever since her coming out in society, she has been universally esteemed the beauty of the neighbourhood--as belle in the balls of Natchez. It is to her Richard Darke has extended his homage, and surrendered his heart.

He is in love with her, as much as his selfish nature will allow-- perhaps the only unse



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