The full of the moon

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byCaroline Lockhart

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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.1914 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V Flight While Mrs. Gallagher reposed on guard on the couch outside her door, Nan tossed sleeplessly in the guest-chamber of the Esmeraldas ranch-house. The experience of the evening was a harsh one to a girl reared in ignorance of men of Spiser's type. She thought that in some way she must have been to blame, too--lacking in reserve and dignity--else how could he have so misjudged her? And he had lied to her about his sister's coming--he had insulted her! She felt cheapened, disgraced, to have figured in such an episode, and her cheeks burned again and again with shame. It was some solace in her humiliation to know that Fritz Poth at least had not misunderstood her, else he would not have sent Mrs. Gallagher with such despatch for the very obvious reason of protection. Nan remembered now that Fritz Poth had pointed Mrs. Gallagher out as a mongrel lady with an Apache mother, a Mexican father, and, somewhere in the States, an Irish husband named Gallagher. The mongrel lady looked a monument of safety to Nan in her present plight. And Ben Evans--what must he think? She was conscious that she cared what he thought. Some way, some time, she told herself, she must find an opportunity to explain something of the circumstances. She fell into a doze, and when she awakened Mrs. Gallagher was regarding her from the doorway while she deftly rolled a brownpaper cigarette. "He's gone," vouchsafed that person briefly. Nan sprang out with energy. "And we must go, too--at once!" Mrs. Gallagher shrugged a lean shoulder. "Yes, he'll be back; but how we go?" "I can ride." "What?" Mrs. Gallagher made an expressive gesture. "All the horses are turned out; mine, too." Nan raised the window-shade and stared at an empty corral. "I will walk, then." Mrs. Gallagher looked sc...

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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.1914 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V Flight While Mrs. Gallagher reposed on guard on the couch outside her door, Nan tossed sleeplessly in the guest-chambe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217386040

ISBN - 13:9780217386043

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