Blacksheep! Blacksheep!

An American Story of Mystery and Adventure

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 96,640 / 277 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,850
Added to site: 2007.06.22
mnybks.net#: 17392
Origin: gutenberg.org

The story of a gentleman who becomes a criminal against his will and takes to the open road to escape from the results of his crime.

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he glory and eke the gold if I find the hidden chests. Talk about romance being dead! My grandfather was a planter in Mississippi before the Civil War. In about 1860 he saw trouble ahead, and as he was opposed to secession he turned everything he had into gold, bought several tracts of land in Michigan and New York and secretly planted his money. His wife and children refused to share his lonely exile and he sent them to England but clung to America himself, and died suddenly and alone the second year of the war on the very acres my father inherited in Michigan. That's where I'm opening my camp."

"And the gold hasn't been found?" asked Archie deeply interested.

"Not a coin so far! You see grandfather made his will in war time and only divided the land, being afraid to mention the buried treasure in a document that would become a public record when he died."

"This is most exciting. It's only unfortunate that it's not pirate gold to give zest to your enterprise."

"Oh, the pirate in t

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Ienjoyed this book. It was the second I've read by this author and find him very entertaining.


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