The Raid of the Guerilla

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Author: Mary Noailles Murfree (Charles Egbert Craddock)
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,352 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 635
Added to site: 2007.11.20
mnybks.net#: 19113
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Short Story

The distinguished author of the "Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains" has here given us some additional and admirable stories of this picturesque and interesting region and people, full of humanity, racy of the soil, and told with the true art and sympathy which have won her so many thousands of readers.

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, but still stood with his muzzle close to the surface, his lips dripping, gazing with un-imagined thoughts at the reflection of his big equine eyes, the blue sky inverted, the dappling yellow leaves, more golden even than the sunshine, and the glimmering flight of birds, with a stellular light upon their wings.

"A turrible man?--w-w-well," stuttered the idiot, who had of late assumed all the port of coherence; he snatched and held a part in the colloquy, so did the dignity of labor annul the realization of his infirmity, "then I'd be obleeged ter him ef--ef--ef he'd stay out'n Tanglefoot Cove."

"So would I." The miller laughed uneasily. But for the corrugations of time, one might not have known if it were flour or age that had so whitened his long beard, which hung quivering down over the breast of his jeans coat, of an indeterminate hue under its frosting from the hopper. "He hev tuk up a tumble spite at Tanglefoot Cove."

The blacksmith nodded. "They say that he 'lowed ez traitors orter

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