Arizona; A Romance Of The Great Southwest

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byCyrus Townsend Brady

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII The Colonel Kisses a Rose in Forgiveness and Farewell For a second or two no one stirred, no one spoke. It was naturally the veteran soldier who first came to his senses. "Stop him," he thundered. Running toward the open gate with the agility of a boy, outdistancing the other officers and men who started at the same time, he shouted out his orders. But quickly as he ran the big rancher got ahead of him. At a wave of his hand the two cowboys slammed the gate in the Colonel's face, dropped the bar and stood before it menacingly, Canby joining them. There was a chorus of yells and cheers outside. The soldiers had no orders to stop the fugitive. They did not know what this wild gallop meant. There was no horse in the regiment to catch the gallant Cochise, ridden as nobody but Tony could ride him unless it was Bonita. "Open those gates," said the Colonel, roughly shouldering the cowboys aside and facing his stubborn and unruly father-in-law and host. The delighted Canby now judged that Tony; had made good his escape so he turned around, smiling over the turn of events. "Why, certainly, Colonel," he said genially, at the same time making a great show of force but applying very little power to the bar and gates, as he slowly got the men away and opened the gates once more. Colonel Bonham and Captain Cochran raced out. The soldiers following raised their rifles. "He's through the line, sir," said Cochran. "Shall they fire?" "No, no!" screamed Lena. The Colonel hesitated, he was really glad that Tony had got away and he acknowledged in his heart that Hodgman, liar and scoundrel to the end, had only got his deserts. "Don't fire," he said at last. "We can't even send a squad to pursue him. They'd have no chance to overtake him on that horse with anythin...

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII The Colonel Kisses a Rose in Forgiveness and Farewell For a second or two no one stirred, no one spoke. It was na...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217723985

ISBN - 13:9780217723985

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