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The Wilderness Trail

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Author: Frank Williams (Francis William Sullivan)
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,361 / 209 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 4,753
Added to site: 2010.01.11 26267
Genres: Western, Adventure

ed, and smiled wanly.

"There's an Indian proverb that says, 'When the wind dies, there is no more music in the corn,'" she replied. "There is no more music in my heart, that is all."

"What made it die?"

"I can't tell you."

"Evil reports about me?" he snarled suddenly, drawing down his dark brows, and fixing her with piercing eyes that had gone almost black.

"Not evil reports; merely half-baked rumors that, really, had very little to do with you, after all. Yet, they changed me." She was still wholly frank.

"Who carried them to you?" he demanded tensely, the muscles of his firm jaws tightening as his teeth clenched. "Tell me who spread them, and I'll run him to earth, if he leads me through the heart of Labrador."

"I don't know," she returned earnestly, rising in her turn. "That's the trouble with rumors. They're like a summer wind; they go everywhere unseen, but everyone hears them, and none can say out of which direction they first came or when they will cease



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