Pilgrims Of The Plains; A Romance Of The Santa Fé Trail

Paperback | January 1, 2012

byKate Adele Aplington

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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. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXII THE PRICK OF THE SHARP BLADE THE Mexican waifs will never trouble our part of the camp again, for they are gone, and that is not the worst of it! They have taken Barnaby and Aguilita, and most of the mules, and guns and powder and provisions, seven hundred dollars in gold out of Uncle Pliny's money chest. And Captain Harrod has had my brother John arrested, with Wes Beasely and Downing. They were all three doing guard duty last night for our section, and Captain Harrod says one of them was guilty of criminal negligence, if they did not actively assist in the robbery! It was in our section that the wagons had been unchained to let the robbers through. The trail was plain down to the water's edge. No one thinks that John would willingly let the thieves get away with their booty, but it is possible he might have been asleep, or he might have been careless about keeping strict watch, and so he is held with the other two. Wes Beasely was the first one to be questioned. He hesitated and stammered and looked guilty, right from the start, and he told a most evasive and crooked story. No, he had not slept, he could swear to that; he heard no unusual sound, he had walked his beat all the time, as he was expected to do. Well then, yes, he had stopped, but only for a moment, to talk with Ignacio. Yes, as Lieutenant * Stoneman saw, he believed he did play one little game of cards with that Ignacio, -- surely only one game! Drink ?--one little drink, that was positively all! He was ready to take his most solemn oath that the escape from the camp was not while he was on duty, not between the hours from ten to twelve, -- and his protestations sounded almost genuine. Downing, who followed Beasely in the night watch, was next called upon, and he declared emphatically that Beasely did no...

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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. 1913. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXII THE PRICK OF THE SHARP BLADE THE Mexican waifs will never trouble our part of the camp again, for they are gone, and that is not the worst o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217028616

ISBN - 13:9780217028615

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