Border Beagles; A Tale Of Mississippi Volume 5

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Gilmore Simms

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... though but ten feet from where he had been standing, he had not till that moment been aware. Though deep, and pursuing a direct course to the Loosa-Chitta, it kept so quiet a travel all the while that its murmurs were barely heard among the canes that grew out of it, even when Horsey stood directly above its bed; and the assurance of his companion only then certified him of its existence. "Steady now, Mr. Horsey. The creek below you has a depth of ten feet, and a sudden souse at this moment would startle more alligators than a man could ride for a half-mile around us. There is some soft clay on the log that makes it slippery, and if you find it ticklish, you had better squat in time and coon it." But Horsey was too good a Mississippian to need such cautions counsel, and he boldly followed his conductor after his own fashion, and in perfect safety. A few moments brought them to the end of the tree, when, leaping to the earth, after the example of his companion, our traveller once more, after a long interval, found himself upon terra firma. "Here we are," exclaimed Jones, " in the immediate neighborhood of Cane Castle. Our way is clear enough, though it still seems thick to your eyes. We are in an Indian trail, which the Choctaws have used, I reckon, for a thousand years. I knew h was ready mode to our hands--our feet, rather--and very good use we've made of it so far. Congratulate yourself, Mr. Horsey, that there's no hope for a sheriff here! We have security in the bog and liberty in the brake, for which I know one poor devil that would pray in vain were he in the swamp at Natchy. Here you may laugh as loud as you please, and sing as perverse, and no one to remind you of laws and judges--no one to say 'Shut up--you shall neither sing nor...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... though but ten feet from where he had been standing, he had not till that moment been aware. Though deep, and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.66 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217449239

ISBN - 13:9780217449236

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