Among the Northern Hills

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byWilliam Cowper Prime

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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. 1895. Excerpt: ... BEYOND It was in the midst of a crowded county fair. A man was lying on the ground, surrounded by a hundred others, who could hardly be kept from pushing one another on to the body which lay there, while two doctors were kneeling over it. "What's the matter I" was the universal outcry, and men were pressing in to see they knew not what, but something they supposed to be part of the show. Perhaps it was a pig with two heads, or a calf with six legs, or some other monstrosity. It had happened only a moment before. A drunken fellow had staggered against a horse, and then viciously cursed and kicked the animal. The horse, rightly enough, kicked back, and the man fell. The medical men were together, examining the horses. Both sprang to the fallen man, and the crowd began to gather. "Poor Joe!" said one of the doctors, at length, looking up and around at the crowd. "Stand back, men--stand back." The circle widened at once, those behind yielding instantly when the low murmur passed from one to another that Joe Flint had been kicked by a horse and killed. "Is he dead, doctor?" "Not dead, but he will be soon." Standing with the doctors before the occurrence, and standing by them now, was a tall, fine-looking man, the owner of several horses near by. He did not hear what the first one said, for his eyes were on the countenance of the other who knelt by the injured man, with his hand on his pulse and his gaze fixed on the changing face. After a little the doctor looked up and met the eyes of the tall farmer. "Is he badly hurt, doctor?" "He's a dead man, Abner." "Dead!" "No, not yet, but--" The man lifted his hat from his head. One and another and another of the men around followed his example, and in a few seconds more than sixscore of heads were bared, while silenc...

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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. 1895. Excerpt: ... BEYOND It was in the midst of a crowded county fair. A man was lying on the ground, surrounded by a hundred others, who could ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217163777

ISBN - 13:9780217163774

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