Firecracker Jane; A Novel by Alice Calhoun HainesFirecracker Jane; A Novel by Alice Calhoun Haines

Firecracker Jane; A Novel

byAlice Calhoun Haines

Paperback | February 4, 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. 1918. Excerpt: ... group, the mechanical preoccupation with her needle all helped. She added, more practically, that she considered it a fortunate time for the journey. Things were complicated enough for the Constitutionalists:--unless they had very tangible evidence they would hardly feel just now like moving against Ricardo, who was known to have many American friends. As to Valdez (the real menace), from all accounts he seemed to have retired to one of his favorite hiding holes,--further west.... Jane bending to a golden skein of tangled silk, listened with shortened breath. Any allusion to Valdez disturbed her these days. She knew, now, that his native village was not so far from the hacienda;--that he had been one of Don Luis' most implacable enemies. There was some supposed injury;--she had not heard the details. But Ricardo, half laughing, had one day told her of an encounter between himself and the redoubtable Pablo.... It was some six years earlier, when, still a student in Paris, he had returned to spend part of his vacation at the hacienda. Valdez was also in the neighborhood, recruiting. He had not at that time learned the value of discipline. The nightly orgies in the village where he had his headquarters, it would be impossible to relate. i One evening, then, as Ricardo was returning from hunting with his two great wolf hounds, he heard screams a little ahead in the road. A woman's voice,--shrill, terrified.... The sound of a horse at full gallop... another shriek! Some deviltry.... He had galloped to the top of the little hill ahead,--past a thicket.... And there.... A girl,--a young girl, running down the road,--panting, stumbling, falling.... And after her, on a great horse, swaying in the saddle, his face aflame,--" the Protector of the Poor," as he loved ...
Title:Firecracker Jane; A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217832822

ISBN - 13:9780217832823