The Primal Lure; A Romance Of Fort Lucerne

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byVingie Eve Roe

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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 XXI "TAKE THAT, M'SIEU!" Pandemonium raged outside. Cries and guttural yells shocked the golden morning. They were indeed fiends and demons that sought to frighten into compliance without a struggle that little handful of people within the stockade. But they were of the conquering race, that handful, and they were not to be frightened until the last expedient had been tried and had failed. "Man the portholes," said the Factor, the words rapping out with that decision which saw its point at once, went for it, and did not change, "be ready to fire the first volley in two minutes." Warfare was to begin and he would start it. Scattering from the big gate, all but enough to man its portholes, the trappers fled along the wall to either side, the two ends of the diverging parties meeting behind the church, having dropped two men at every barrel with its load of shells and its crossed rifles. McConnel stepped on the barrel beside the gate that he might see and be seen from every vantage point around the stockade. When all was in readiness, each man watching for the first sign, he raised his hand. Out on the clear air rang the first defiant cry of battle, a volley of shots that ringed the post, carrying its arrogant note of invincible strength, saying plainly to that host without that Fort Lu Cerne was not only unscared but belligerent, ready and willing to fight. Cries of rage, and here and there of more than rage, went up on all sides, and an instant reply pinged like hail against the palisade. The Blackfeet were in deadly earnest. From the portholes it could be seen that they were formed for siege. Directly around the post and just within the edge of the forest, where the great boles of the trees would make excellent shields, swarmed the warriors, an in...

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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 XXI "TAKE THAT, M'SIEU!" Pandemonium raged outside. Cries and guttural yells shocked the golden morning. They were ind...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217632629

ISBN - 13:9780217632621

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