The War-trail; Or The Hunt Of The Wild Horse ; A Romance Of The Prairie

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byMayne Reid

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...was explained, and the cause of his firm seat discovered. One of the bystanders, sharper than the rest, had chanced to look under the belly of the mustang, and the next moment shouted out: "Hoy! look yonder! by Geehorum, his spurs are clenched.1" All eyes were lowered, and a fresh peal of laughter broke forth from the crowd as they perceived that this was in reality the case. Lige, upon mounting--under the suspicion that the mustaug was disposed for a fling--had clutched firmly with his legs, and these, on account of their extreme length, completely enveloped the body of the animal, so that his heels met underneath. He had forgotten his new spurs, the rowels of which, six inches in diameter, irritated the mustang and were no doubt the cause of such violent kicking. These, after a few turns, had got "locked," and of course held Quackenboss as firmly as if he had been strapped to the saddle. But as the rowels were now Duried in the ribs of the mustang, the fierce brute, maddened with the pain, only grew more furious at each fling, and it was natural enough he should do his utmost to rid himself of so cruel a rider. long he might have kept up the pitching frolic before his involuntary tormentor could have freed himself, is a matter of conjecture. It would have been an unfortunate "fix" to have been placed in, alone upon the prairies. Lige, however, found a compassionate bystander, who, having flung his lazo around the neck of the mustang, brought the spectacle to a termination. CHAPTER XLV. A LOVER ON THE TRAIL. Taking advantage of the distraction caused by Quackenboss and his troubles, I despatched the black upon his interesting errand, and with no slight anxiety awaited the result. From my position on the roof, I saw my messenger climb the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...was explained, and the cause of his firm seat discovered. One of the bystanders, sharper than the rest, had cha...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217613713

ISBN - 13:9780217613712

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