Butternut Jones; A Lambkin Of The West

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byTilden Tilford

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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. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVII BALANCE ALL THE surroundings of the yellow house on the bluff presented nothing more than the everlasting sameness common to the tastes of rich men. The yard held the usual number of diagrams in color, two shaped like an " S," an anchor and a star; there was the fountain playing with the same old constancy, and there was Venus on one leg, beckoning to the postman. In a corner room, up-stairs, Catherine was dividing her time between nervously fingering the various articles within her reach and periodically visiting the window to listlessly view the ebbing waters of the Missouri. Her declination of Richard's invitation she knew had not been due to any lack of consideration for him; she was simply in one of her naturesaddened moods when society irritated her. Such hours were new to Catherine, and she had not yet learned the best way to get through them. She opened book after book, but it was life, not books, she wanted. She tried letterwriting, seeking to bring herself closer to the few friends she valued, but the cold blue paper and unfeeling slanting scratches failed to give back the warm human response for which she hungered. Again she went to the window, her eye dropping from ledge to ledge, and down to the yellow waters, whose smooth flow seemed to bear her instantly to a narrower and redder stream winding remotely below a higher bluff, with the mountains beyond it, and along which spiritedly rode a girl too happy and interested in all things to suspect that life could know the emptiness of the present hour. Then another horse cantered beside hers, and a gentle face, with humor like a sun tempering its gravity, was turned to her own with a look that surely bespoke the innocence and sincerity of an untainted heart. And then--always at last-...

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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. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVII BALANCE ALL THE surroundings of the yellow house on the bluff presented nothing more than the everlasting samene...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217452043

ISBN - 13:9780217452045

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