The Master Of The Strong Hearts; A Story Of Custer's Last Rally by Elbridge Streeter Brooks

The Master Of The Strong Hearts; A Story Of Custer's Last Rally

byElbridge Streeter Brooks

Paperback | February 2, 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. 1898. Excerpt: ... aroused camp before surprise had given place to attack. For he showed no sign or mark of hurt, and Jack returned the big hound's joyful welcome with words equally appreciative and enthusiastic. Once out of harm's way, Jack's first jubilation at escape gave place to anxiety. He had no idea where he was; nor did he know which way to go. He had a vague idea that the troops must be somewhere beyond the next creek, branch, or river, and that he must make for a watercourse. But the troops, he knew, had two days' start of him, and which way they had gone, he, in the absence of any familiar landmarks, was unable to decide. So he turned to the dog for help. He gave the bugle calls, he gave the battle charge, he signalled the" Mount," the "Forward " and said "Troopers, Duke! find 'em, good boy!" The intelligent hound watched the boy with head cocked on one side and with an attentive ear; he gave a yelp or two, as if in assurance, and then with a few trial sniffs turned about and raced off to the southeast. "It don't seem to me they can be off that way, Duke, but if you say so, we 'll try," was Jack's comment, and so they trotted on. The day was warm and bright. The land, broken by buttes and streaked with green valleys, was bright with flowers; myriads of grasshoppers and moths rose into the air beneath the galloping hoofs of Brutus and the hurrying toes of the Duke, while the familiar little" bunting birds " hopped from the grass or circled about the pony's head, filling their greedy little maws with the fluttering insects that are their prey and food. Jack held his pace skirting the river, which he supposed to be the Rosebud, and which wound its way northward to the Yellowstone, its broken banks rising into cliffs or stretching into canons. Once or twice the stag...

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Title:The Master Of The Strong Hearts; A Story Of Custer's Last RallyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217124690

ISBN - 13:9780217124690

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