The Raid of the Guerilla

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Author: Mary Noailles Murfree (Charles Egbert Craddock)
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,222 / 188 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 544
Added to site: 2010.09.28
mnybks.net#: 29093
Origin: gutenberg.org

The Raid of the Guerilla
Who Crosses Storm Mountain?
The Crucial Moment
Una of the Hill Country
The Lost Guidon
Wolf's Head
His Unquiet Ghost
A Chilhowee Lily
The Phantom of Bogue Holauba
His Christmas Miracle

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ith's hammer in his hand he joined the group, his bulging eyes all a-stare and his loose lips hanging apart. The old justice of the peace, whose office was a sinecure, since the war had run the law out of the Cove, came with a punctilious step, though with a sense of futility and abated dignity, and at every successive note of the distant trumpet these wights experienced a tense bracing of the nerves to await helplessly the inevitable and, alas! the inexorable.

"They say that he is a turrible, turrible man," the blacksmith averred, ever and anon rubbing the stump of his amputated hammer-arm, in which, though bundled in its jeans sleeve, he had the illusion of the sensation of its hand and fingers. He suddenly shaded his brow with his broad palm to eye that significant line which marked the road among the pines on the eastern slope, beyond the Indian corn that stood tall and rank of growth in the rich bottom-lands.

Ethelinda's heart sank. All unprescient of the day's impending event, she had come

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