Stories Without Women (and a Few with Women)

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byDonn Byrne

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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. 1915. Excerpt: ... VIII JUNGLE BULLS NOW, when Captain Patrick Burgoyne returned from the heart of Africa to New York, after a two-year hunting trip, he found a not unusual situation confronting him. He found his fiancee, Edith Anderson, engaged to one John R. Collins, broker, of something Broad Street. Whereupon Captain Patrick Burgoyne followed a not unusual course. He promptly went to the dogs for three months. You would have liked Patrick Burgoyne. He stood six feet in his socks and tipped the scale at one hundred and seventy pounds. There was something about him that suggested an ocelot--lean, lithe muscles slipping underneath a satin skin. His face was strongly marked and bronzed like a Malay's. His hair was straight and black and was brushed clean back from the temples. His black eyes looked at you with an air of interested intensity. His chin curved forward with determination, not with truculence. His mouth was firm-lipped and had a sort of triangle about it. The head rested on a neck that resembled a pillar of warm stone. But what was most remarkable about him was a wonderful vibration of baritone voice, a sort of humming like the string of a 'cello, like the throb of a drum. He moved with unstudied deliberation, without an atom of energy wasted, yet with the flashing quickness of a wild animal. There was a great deal of the wild animal about Burgoyne, of the wild animal of the jungle, not that of a citizen's imagination--the animal that flings itself in melodramatic fury against the bars of a circus and rends great gobbets of raw meat. And when you come to think of it, that he should resemble something of the jungle was only natural, for man tends to absorb the colour of his surroundings, in the manner of the chameleon. The cowherd's face becomes bovine. The eyes ...

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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. 1915. Excerpt: ... VIII JUNGLE BULLS NOW, when Captain Patrick Burgoyne returned from the heart of Africa to New York, after a two-year hunting t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217322891

ISBN - 13:9780217322898

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