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Prisoners of Chance

The Story of What Befell Geoffrey Benteen, Borderman, through His Love for a Lady of France

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Author: Randall Parrish
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 111,790 / 321 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,144
Added to site: 2006.02.26
mnybks.net#: 12946
Origin: gutenberg.org

A story produced from an old manuscript which has a historic basis. It is set in the Louisiana province in the sixties of the eighteenth century, and follows the mighty efforts of one Geoffrey Benteen to save from the fate of death the husband of the woman he loves.

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loated down the great river to be whispered about from lip to lip, and New Orleans wondered many a long month whither had vanished the fair young wife, the daughter of Lafrénière, yet no authentic message found its way out of the vast northern wilderness. For nearly one hundred and fifty years history has accepted without question the testimony of the Spanish records. The man who alone could tell the strange story was in old age impelled to do so by a feeling of sacred duty to the dead; and his papers, disarranged, ill-written, already yellowed by years, have fallen to my keeping. I submit them without comment or change, save only as to the subdivision into chapters, with an occasional substitution for some old-time phrase of its more modern equivalent. He who calls himself "Geoffrey Benteen, Gentleman Adventurer," shall tell his own tale.

R. P.


Prisoners of Chance

CHAPTER I

THE REQUEST FOR AID

I am Geoffrey Benteen, Gentleman Ad

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