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A Bushranger At Bay

Auhtor: E Hornung

Language: english

Genres:

classic
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Review by Stephen M. Charme, October 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Bushranger At Bay':

... of sticking up without a word. had reluctantly accepted an officious introduction. He wished himself out of the absurd little two-horse coach, ...
... led a pack-horse, to which the driver and the inside passenger were compelled to strap the long canvas bags, under his eye-glass and his long revolver. ...
... an insensitive smile, and, after a moment's deliberation, handed it for the first time to his uncouth companions. Do you want those mail-bags back? ...
... instead, if you'll keep a lookout for me to-night. Instinctively the driver put his foot upon the brake, for the request had been made ...
... with the wary stealth of one who had spent his autumns, at least, in the right place. They led him through belts of scrub in which he trod like a cat, ...
... of thin blue smoke. Kentish looked and looked again before advancing. But the tall pine threw such a shadow as should easily swallow his own. And ...
... face and the short upper lip of one imperishable type on the next page one of Punch's Fancy Portraits, with lines underneath which set Stingaree incongruously ...
... How dare you find me? demanded the bushranger, black with passion. I thought you wouldn't mind. I am perfectly innocuous ...
... an instant the less stern. He dropped his revolver, with a laugh, into its old place at his side. Mad or sane, said he, I shall be ...
... return the courtesy by proffering his cigar-cutter, the bushranger had produced his razor from a pocket of the white jacket, and sliced off the end with ...
... I didn't sail till the middle of the month. To think you were in town till nearly Christmas! and Stingaree gazed enviously. It ...
... off the subject by dropping once more into - For he might have been a Rooshian, A French, or Turk, or Prooshian, Or, perhaps, ...
... was, replied Stingaree, without frown or hesitation. But you may also have heard that I am fond of music - any I can get. My only opportunities, as ...
... his sinister scowl, his crag of a chin. So you come back to that, he cried, harshly. I thought you had more sense you will make ...
... in hand. You'll be the only man ever, because, instead of tying you up, I'm going to shoot you. Kentish threw up his head in sharp ...
... suspicion. You wouldn't give me your word, he said at last. Oh, yes, I would. That you would die ...
... the more they have to choose from the better. So I must go. You have given me your word you wouldn't care to give me - But his hand ...
... Mr. Kentish. And you can get them yourself, or send someone else for them, for I have carried them far enough. That be blowed ...
... thing he was able to say from his soul before the coach drew up at the next stage. You should have a spell here, the driver had suggested, ...
... in Arizona, where she is going to teach school, steps off the train at a lonely, desert water tank, and the train moves on, leaving her in the darkness ...