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The Daughter of Anderson Crow

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 79,768 / 232 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,927
Added to site: 2009.07.07
mnybks.net#: 24646
Origin: gutenberg.org

In addition to all the elements of his earlier novels, "The Daughter of Anderson Crow" contains a remarkable piece of character drawing. The mistakes and disasters of foolish, kind-hearted old Anderson Crow, the town marshal, will call forth many a laugh, and much liking for this most gullible of detectives and kindest of foster fathers.

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broad shoulders and square jaw.

"What will you give me for the outfit, horse, buggy, harness and all? I'll sell cheap if some one makes a quick offer." The bystanders looked at one another blankly, and at last the concentrated gaze fell upon the Pooh-Bah of the town. The case seemed to be one that called for his attention; truly, it did not look like public property, this astounding proposition.

"What you so derned anxious to sell for?" demanded Anderson Crow, listening from a distance to see if he could detect a blemish in the horse's breathing gear. At a glance, the buggy looked safe enough.

"I'm anxious to sell for cash," replied the stranger; and Anderson was floored. The boy who snickered this time had cause to regret it, for Mr. Crow arrested him half an hour later for carrying a bean-shooter. "I paid a hundred dollars for the outfit in Boggs City," went on the stranger nervously. "Some one make an offer--and quick! I'm in a rush!"

"I'll give five dollars!" said one of the on

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