The land claimers by John Fleming WilsonThe land claimers by John Fleming Wilson

The land claimers

byJohn Fleming Wilson

Paperback | January 19, 2012

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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. 1911. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II MISS SALLY MCCARTHY, christened Salall by a mother who had expired after giving her daughter this last memorial of her brief romance amid the forest, did not inform her father of the episode of the new homesteader, except to announce after supper that there was a fresh tenderfoot up on Old Man Peterson's place. McCarthy, withdrawing his pipe from his mouth, emitted the sententious remark "Lim?" "I guess it was Lim, all right," said his daughter, hanging the dish-pan outside the door to drip. "Old, crippled, or insane," her parent demanded drily. Sally wrung out the dish-cloth and contemplated the wall of timber that surrounded their cabin. "I don't know," she said indifferently. "But I guess Lim'll get into trouble some day. There ain't over six fools in a half dozen." McCarthy sighed. "Lim's pretty smooth," he remarked. "He always keeps the sunny side of the law-- or the land office, which is the same thing. See the new settler?" "Looked to me like a sort of nice little fellow," she said simply. "Nice little feller!" echoed her father. "And went and took up Old Man Peterson's claim!" Later he snuffed the candle and looked over to where his daughter lay in bed behind a gaudy curtain of calico. "We ain't lost any 'nice little fellers' round here, Sally," he said meaningly. His daughter murmured sleepily, "Who said we had?" With this filial retort she went to sleep. The next day McCarthy recognized Mr. Spencer as the "nice little fellow" when he appeared along the trail, with a cigarette in his lips and a hard felt hat set rakishly on the back of his head. McCarthy's greeting was curt, but the tone was not inhospitable. "Lonesome?" "I came to ask Miss McCarthy about biscuit," Spencer said imperturbably. "Heard about her cooking?" McCarthy asked ...
Title:The land claimersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217120369

ISBN - 13:9780217120364