The Dark Fleece

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byJoseph Hergesheimer

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...became troubled; he released her, stepped back, slipped, and almost fell into the water. Honora caught his arm and dragged him to the middle of the wharf. "A dam' Cander ay," he muttered. "And I'm better, Jason Burrage. Ask them at the El Dorado, or Indian Bar; but that's gone--the early days. All scientific now. We got the dead wood on gold... cyanide." "Come home," she repeated brusquely, turning him, with a slight push, toward the town settled in darkness. It sent him falling forward in the direction she wished. Honora supported him, led him on. At intervals he hung back, stopped. His speech became confused; then, it appeared, his reason commenced slowly to return. The streets were empty; a lamp shone dimly on its post at a corner; she guided Jason round a sunken space. Honora had no sense of repulsion; she was conscious of a faint pity, but her energy came dimly from that feeling of obligation, inherited, she told herself once more, from her father--their essential attitude to Cottarsport. At the same time she found herself studying his face with a personal curiosity. She was glad that it was not weak, that rum had been ineffectual to loosen its hardness. He now seemed capable of walking alone, and she stood aside. Jason was at a loss for words; his lips moved, but inaudibly. "Keep away from the water," she commanded, "or from Medford rum. And, some evening soon, come to see me." She said this without premeditation, from an instinct beyond her searching. "I can't do that," he replied in a surprisingly rational voice, "because I've lost my silk hat." "There are hundreds for sale in Boston," she announced impatiently; "go and get another." "That never came to me," he admitted, patently struck by this course of rehabilitation through a new high...

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...became troubled; he released her, stepped back, slipped, and almost fell into the water. Honora caught his arm and drag...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217894070

ISBN - 13:9780217894074

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