Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Busted Ex-Texan

and Other Stories

Cover image for


Author: W.H.H. Murray
Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,905 / 62 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,792
Added to site: 2009.04.06 23860

The Busted Ex-Texan -- How Deacon Tubman and Parson Whitney Celebrated New Year's -- The Leaf of Red Rose

Show Excerpt

his look was one of contentment; and I could but note the suggestion of merriment--the merriment of a happy memory--in his eye. How happy it is for an offspring to be able to recall the character of his forefathers with such liveliness of mind!

"The motive which impelled me towards Texas," he resumed, "was one which was natural for me to feel, thus ancestrally connected. I had heired my father's business,--the deacon, who had died full of honors, ripe in years, and in perfect peace. But the business did not prosper in my hands; perhaps, I had not heired, with the business, the deacon's ability,--that accuracy of eye, that gravity of appearance, that deftness of touch, so to speak, which underlay his success. Be that as it may, the business did not pay, and without hesitation I sold it; and, with a comfortable sum for investment, I journeyed to Texas.

"It is proper for me to remark that the welcome I received was most cordial. I chose a populous centre for a temporary residence, and proceeded to



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Maria La Serra
Maria La Serra believes in love and serendipity. She also believes in creating novels that are a bit different from the regular, run-of-the-mill books that readers have become accustomed to. As our author of the day, La Serra chats with us about her debut work, The Proverbial Mr. Universe, fashion design and serendipity.
Read full interview...