The legionaries by Henry Scott ClarkThe legionaries by Henry Scott Clark

The legionaries

byHenry Scott Clark

Paperback | February 8, 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.1899 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X HER BROTHER'S ACCUSER OTHER things had happened on the fateful July day that witnessed our crossing of the Ohio. At noonday the wide, two-storied house of Roger Bellray held the attention of a small company of mounted men just then approaching the foot of the lane leading to the house. To the dust-soiled travelers who fixed their hot eyes upon it as its white surface shimmered through the trees, it must have looked cool and inviting. Forso well was it shaded by the surrounding maples and elms that the broiling sun could only reach it momentarily here and there as the leaves shifted in the light breeze. Arriving at the entrance to the lane, a man riding in advance of the others, and who appeared to be the leader of the party which consisted of about a score of men, checked his horse. This movement seemed to be taken by his companions as a signal to do likewise, and the cavalcade came to a stop. "If I am not mistaken, this is the place," said io--Legionaries. (45) the leader, directing his remark to no particular person, as if certain of his ground. Several of the men, assuming that an answer was expected, either in affirmation or denial, spoke up at once, and assured him that he was right. "He is the rankest copperhead in the whole country," asserted one, "and absolutely refuses to fight for the government." "Well, you haven't done much fighting yourself, Spelker," said a strong-faced man, apparently of middle age. "I know Roger Bellray as well as any of you and better than most, and I haven't any use for a copperhead, either, any more than the rest of you, but even Beelzebub is entitled to his due. Joe Barth's farm--you know Joe was killed at Stone River--lies over there a matter of a mile or so. When he enlisted more than a year ago he left nobod...
Title:The legionariesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217392369

ISBN - 13:9780217392365