Adventures and Day Dreams

Paperback | July 5, 2012

byI. Owen Thompson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... BIX, HIS OWN MASTER OR THE DAWN OF DAY The moon is on watch tonight. He sees a little white house covered with vines and trees. Someone is crawling down the vine from the porch. A son leaving home. The moon smiles. You might imagine him saying, "An honest face. He will come back again. I have seen the act before." Then the moon pulls a huge cloud over his face and goes to sleep. It was Bixby Chandelor, leaving his home near Dayton, Ohio. The day before, he had driven the black colt to the city against his father's orders. The colt was unshod and fell on the ice, breaking his leg. He had to be shot and father and son had hard words over it. Bix, as he was nicknamed, decided to leave home. He left a note telling his parents not to look for him and that he would come back some day and pay for the colt. He went down through the orchard and out on the highway to Dayton. Here he stole a ride on a freight train going west. After a good many hardships he landed in Wichita, Kansas. Hungry and tired he roamed the streets, with no money to buy food. He wandered around until he came to the big horse sales stables at the show grounds. He sat down on a bench and overheard two men talking. One was asking the other, "Do you know where I could get a man to help me? I live out in Oregon and have bought a carload of Percherons from Robinson at Towanda. I want a man to go through with them." Bix asked him for the job. The man said, "Can you furnish any recommendation?" Bix answered, "No, sir, but I was raised on a farm and know how to care for horses." "Well, I will give you board and a free pass and if you get through with the colts all right I will allow you a dollar a day." "All right, sir, I will take the job." They went to the car. It was to be pulled out at 8...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... BIX, HIS OWN MASTER OR THE DAWN OF DAY The moon is on watch tonight. He sees a little white house covered with vines a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021716594X

ISBN - 13:9780217165945

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