The Mountain Divide

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,317 / 167 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,113
Added to site: 2009.08.11
mnybks.net#: 24960
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Western

Spirited tale in which a 17 year old telegraph operator has all manner of adventures at "the end of the track" while serving a party of surveyors engaged in laying out the Union Pacific Railway over the crest of the Rockies.

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get killed, in advance, you will learn the same thing in the same way I learned it. Where are your blamed batteries?"

"Bill, you are all right."

"I am, am I?"

"First help me enter these way-bills and check up the express packages so I can deliver them to this mob."

"My business isn't checking up express; but I like you, young fellow, so, go ahead. Only you talk too much."

"Just a moment!"

At these words coming from the other end of the office, the lineman and the operator looked around. The military-looking man and his companion had entered the room unobserved and stood at the counter listening to the colloquy between the Eastern boy and the plainsman--for neither of the two were more than boys. Dancing saluted the new-comers. "It's Colonel Stanley and Bob Scott," he exclaimed.

Bucks walked forward. Stanley handed him a message. "You are the night operator? Here is a despatch for General Park. Get it out for me right away, will you?"

Dancing came forwar

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.09.25
CO'Neil
*****

An excellent work by one of my favorite authors! Frank Spearman really knows how to write railroad stories.


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