A Daughter of the Dons

A Story of New Mexico Today

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,746 / 189 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,343
Added to site: 2005.11.15
mnybks.net#: 11858
Origin: gutenberg.org

A Western story of romance and adventure, comprising a vivacious and stirring tale. A hunted man accused of murder witnesses a cattle stampede which results in the death of a herder, and seizes the opportunity to assume the dead man's identity.

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. Your claim is slight. The title has never been perfected by you. In fifteen years you have paid no taxes. Still your claim, though worthless in itself, operates as a cloud upon the title of my client, the Valdés heir."

Dick looked at him steadily and nodded. He began to see the purpose of this visit. He waited silently, his mind very alert.

"Señor, I am here to ask of you a relinquishment. You are brave; no doubt, chivalrous----"

"I'm a business man, Don Manuel," interrupted Gordon. "I don't see what chivalry has got to do with it."

"Señorita Valdés is a woman, young and beautiful. This little estate is her sole possession. To fight for it in court is a hardship that Señor Gordon will not force upon her."

"So she's young and beautiful, is she?"

"The fairest daughter of Spain in all New Mexico," soared Don Manuel.

"You don't say. A regular case of beauty and the beast, ain't it?"

"As one of her friends, I ask

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2012.04.06
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it is an excellent story


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