Osceola The Seminole; Or The Red Fawn Of The Flower Land

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byMayne Reid

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1818. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER LXXXVIII. QUICK EXECUTIONERS. I Turned to the black for an explanation, but before he conld make reply to my interrogatory, I more than half comprehended the situation. My own plight admonished me. I remembered my wound--I remembered that I had received it from behind. I remembered that the bullet that struck the tree, came from the same quarter. I thought we had been indebted to the savages for the shots; but no, worse savages -- Spence and Williams were the men who had fired them! The reflection was awful--the motive mysterious. And now returned to my thoughts the occurrences of the preceding night--the conduct of these two fellows in the forest-- the suspicious hints thrown out by old Hickman and his comrades, and far beyond the preceding night, other circumstances, well marked upon my memory, rose freshly before me. Here again was the hand of Arens Ringgold. O God, to think that this arch-monster "Dar only a tryin them two daam raskell," said Jake, in reply to the interrogatory I had put, "daat's what they am 'bout, Mass'r George, dat's all." "Who?" I asked mechanically, for I already knew who were meant by the "two daam raskell." "Lor, Massr George ? doant yon see am ober yonder--Spence an' William--golly! tha'r boaf as white as peeled pumpkins! It war them that shot you, an' no Indians, arter all. I knowd dat from tha fust, an' I tol' Mass' Hickman de same; but Mass' Hickman 'clare he see um for hisself--an' so too Mass' Weathaford--boaf seed 'um fire tha two shots. Thar a tryin 'on 'em for tha lives, dat's what tha men am doin'." With strange interest I once more turned my eyes outward, and gazed, first at one group, then the other. The fire was now making less noise--the sapwood having nearly burnt out--and the detonations caused by the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1818. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER LXXXVIII. QUICK EXECUTIONERS. I Turned to the black for an explanation, but before he conld make reply to my interro...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217026656

ISBN - 13:9780217026659

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