The World For Sale

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Author: Gilbert Parker
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 105,404 / 294 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 768
mnybks.net#: 5466
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Romance, Adventure

A vivid story of the Canadian Northwest. Parker weaves into a fascinating whole the loves and hates, ambitions of a great builder, a beautiful gypsy, Indians, a musician, and a wastrel.

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and waving his arms towards the adventurous girl.

The girl had reached the angry, thrashing waters where the rocks rent and tore into white ribbons the onrushing current, and her first trial had come on the instant the spitting, raging panthers of foam struck the bow of her canoe. The waters were so low that this course, which she had made once before with her friend Tekewani the Blackfeet chief, had perils not met on that desperate journey. Her canoe struck a rock slantwise, shuddered and swung round, but by a dexterous stroke she freed the frail craft. It righted and plunged forward again into fresh death-traps.

It was these new dangers which had made Tekewani try to warn her from the shore--he and the dozen braves with him: but it was characteristic of his race that, after the first warning, when she must play out the game to the bitter end, he made no further attempt to stop her. The Indians ran down the river-bank, however, with eyes intent on her headlong progress, grunting approval as sh

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