Don Hale in the War Zone by W. Crispin SheppardDon Hale in the War Zone by W. Crispin Sheppard

Don Hale in the War Zone

byW. Crispin Sheppard

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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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. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX CAPTIVES! To have a deadly weapon pointed at one under any circumstances is sufficiently disquieting, but there are situations in which such proceedings have a much more serious and ominous character than on others; and the two boys, notwithstanding their courage, felt a thrill of fear run through them. Immediately, they were surrounded by the posse of soldiers. All were men of ordinary size with the exception of one, who towered so high above his companions as to appear, in the dim, uncertain light, like a veritable giant. "So you tried to escape, eh?" he demanded, in stern, harsh tones. "Who are you? Where do you come from? Give an account of yourselves." His rough, imperative, almost angry manner jarred keenly on the boys' sensibilities. "My name is Don Hale, and this is George Glenn," responded the aviator's son. "We are Americans." "Americans, eh? Well, even if you are you'll need to do a whole lot of explaining," declared the soldier, most emphatically. Almost as he spoke the brilliant white rays of a flash-light shot forth and were turned toward them, bringing their features out clearly from the surrounding gloom. "We knew well enough it was only a couple of boys, comrades," growled one of the soldiers. "Now, mes Americains, do some talking. You're in a pretty serious fix." "I think you're going a little bit fast," retorted Don, indignantly. "My friend and I are not in any fix at all; and we can prove it." The Frenchmen appeared to be little impressed by his assertion; for although their features could scarcely be distinguished there was everything in their attitude and manner to indicate deep mistrust and suspicion. By this time both boys had fully recovered their nerve and assurance; and the combative qualities in Don Hale's nature ha...
Title:Don Hale in the War ZoneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021770509X

ISBN - 13:9780217705097