The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains

Cover image for

Download


Author: Mary Noailles Murfree (Charles Egbert Craddock)
Published: 1885
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,739 / 186 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 607
Added to site: 2007.04.24
mnybks.net#: 16676

A stirring piece of workmanship that will live long in the hearts and memories of the West and South. Originally published in The Atlantic Monthly, vol. 56, issue 333, of July 1885.

Show Excerpt

erceptions, the dewy wistfulness of the eyes which she bent upon him. The word might promise nothing now. Still she would have valued it. He did not speak it. His eyes were fixed on Chilhowee Mountain, rising up, massive and splendid, against the west. The shadows of the clouds flecked the pure and perfect blue of the sunny slopes with a dusky mottling of purple. The denser shade in the valley had shifted, and one might know by this how the day wore on. The dew had dried from the long, keen blades of the Indian corn; the grasshoppers droned among them. A lizard basked on a flat, white stone hard by. The old ox dozed in the turn-row.

Suddenly Rick Tyler lifted his hand, with an intent gesture and a dilated eye. There came from far below, on the mountain road, the sound of a horse's hoof striking on a stone, again, and yet again. A faint metallic jingle - the air was so still now - suggested spurs. The girl's hand trembled violently as she stepped swiftly to his horse and took off the plough-gear. He had

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains by Mary Noailles Murfree - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains by Mary Noailles Murfree - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains by Mary Noailles Murfree - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains by Mary Noailles Murfree - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains by Mary Noailles Murfree - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains by Mary Noailles Murfree - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Ulysses
by James Joyce
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
Emma
by Jane Austen
The Prince
by Nicolo Machiavelli
The Arabian Nights
by Andrew Lang
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
The Count's Chauffeur
by William le Queux

See more popular titles from this genre.