Babel

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byHugh Macnair Kahler

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... WILD CARROT Jud Wyatt woke to the sound of hurrying metal, his ears filled with the quickstep of wheels clicking over rail joints, the creak and whine of couplers and of wooden beams, all distinct and clear above the deeper note of the train. A sharp acid smell rose from the littered trash on which he lay. For a moment the noise and odour pacified the uneasiness which had disturbed his sleep, so that he did not open his eyes. He knew where he was and how he had come there. But some deeper instinct resisted the comfortable reassurances of ear and nostril. Something in him rebelled against a new submergence in sleep. As his brain cleared this same intuition restrained him from lifting his eyelids wide. He looked out through lashes, to see slanting slices of grey light thrusting through the cracks about the broken door. And in the same covert glance he saw the three men who moved toward him--saw and knew them for what they were. Yeggs, these three--human wreckage in which a trace of strength survived. He watched them as they converged upon him with laughing, evil faces, their shoulders lowered, their arms bent invard at the elbow. He lay quite still, one arm outflung on the litter, but a hot, joyous excitement throbbed in him so that he seemed to hear his nerves singing like taut wires in a wind, felt a dancing tempo in his pulses. The uproar of the train smoothed into an expectant hush. The pleasurable tension deepened as he saw one of the three pause and pull a gun. He would have liked to laugh at the odds against him. He recognized the man with the gun now: Fish. They had been in the same jail somewhere, and he had heard admiring whispers of Fish. A hard guy. Somehow the recognition heightened his enjoyment as one of the others crept in close and stooped above h...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... WILD CARROT Jud Wyatt woke to the sound of hurrying metal, his ears filled with the quickstep of wheels clicking over rail joints, th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217337414

ISBN - 13:9780217337410

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