The Car And The Lady

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byPercy F. Megargel

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII THE forty-mile ride from Rock Springs to Granger proved disappointingly uneventful. Nothing happened that could show off an aspiring motorist's intrepidity or skill; the trail was fairly good except for the tough sage brush; there were no thrilling grades, no dangerous mountain passes, nothing as it should have been according to the rules of picturesque romance. It was very tame. Betty's father conveyed the impression, as the calm afternoon wore on, that the difficulties of the transcontinental run had in his opinion been highly overrated. He sniffed scornfully a great many times and then went uncomfortably to sleep. Betty, who was sitting in front with Jerry, leaned toward him and whispered despairingly: "I think you might have made something happen, Jerry!" "But I couldn't do anything that might put us back, Betty," he returned unhappily. " He'd see through any little parlor trick I might perform, anyway. I've got to overtake Vannuccini. I must make the best time I can." "Yes, yes!" she agreed entirely. "But see, there are the lights of Granger. I don't believe I can ever persuade him to go on with the car to-morrow." A grin and a look of inspiration began to overspread Jerry's face. The trail runs at some distance from the three saloons, hotel and water tank that make up Granger, and the traveler who would pay it a visit must branch off at a certain point, cross the railroad tracks and ford the river into town. When they reached this point Jerry increased his speed until they were leaving the few scattered lights of the place behind them at a reckless pace. Sid leaned forward from the tonneau and reminded Fleming that he was missing Granger. "Keep it to yourself!" he was commanded, and Betty gasped. "Aren't we going to stop? " she whispere...

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII THE forty-mile ride from Rock Springs to Granger proved disappointingly uneventful. Nothing happened that could s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217236685

ISBN - 13:9780217236683

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