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A Captain In The Ranks

Auhtor: George Cary Eggleston

Language: english
Published: 1904

Genres:

fiction and literature,  romance
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Review by A. Dent, December 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Captain In The Ranks':

A magnificent story highlighting the inside tricks played by businessmen in the game of High finance showing character and intelligence in the personality of the Hero....OverallAN OPTIMISTIC PLEASANT STORY TO READ.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Captain In The Ranks':


... STORY 175. XX IN THE SUMMER TIME 181. XXI AN INTERVIEW WITH NAPPER TANDY 188. XXII UNDER THE HONEYSUCKLES 198. XXIII CAPTAIN WILL HALLAM ...
... condition, this seemed a veritable feast. The eating of it so far refreshed him that he cheerfully answered all the questions put to him by his shirt-sleeved ...
... money on the way down the river, instead of depleting his slenderly stocked purse by paying steamboat fare. With such prospect in mind he ventured ...
... than the six hundred dollars claimed.. But if I do that, what is to prevent another tie-up at Memphis and another at Vicksburg and others wherever ...
... puerility and usually an indulgence in morbid self-communing and unwholesome self-consciousness. But it was his practice, sometimes, late at night, ...
... make any personal demand upon you, without indecency. To do so would be to take advantage of your necessities. It would amount to a threat that, ...
... At any rate, I'll see what I can do. I don't know that I shall myself be able to attend the dances and the like-in fact, I'm sure I shall not-but ...
... to his room and lighted his lamp and his fire, that sort of thing might happen. Then, after a pause: I reckon I'd better send her a note to prepare ...
... to work at once and bring out every ton of coal you've got ready in the mine. There'll be cars here to haul it when you get it ready. Good-night, Mr. ...
... shaft, whence it is drawn up by the engine, spilling half of it before it reaches the surface. Now, when I sink that ventilating shaft out there on the ...
... to pay all the debts of which I had been acquitted as a bankrupt. I knew that I had as much of skill in my ession as a young man with little practical ...
... gracious gentlewoman gave now and then, even in the heat of a southern Illinois summer. He had even chartered a steamboat, and planned to give a picnic ...
... for the telling. Why, I mustn't love you, Mr. Duncan, because I cannot marry you. You see, that would be very wrong. When you-well, when you asked ...
... will certainly hatch out a chicken. I'll find it for you. Let's leave that till to-morrow. Anyhow, I'm an advocate of local investments. I'm putting ...
... which seemed to him of even greater consequence. Barbara had her emotions in leash, now. Without hesitation, and with a bravely controlled utterance, ...
... to secure its construction, was the one then in general use throughout the West. It may be simply explained. Everybody concerned was asked to subscribe ...
... the cash box in its stead, as there were none of the bank's officers or clerks here to take my check. Besides, I hadn't my check-book with me. I fully ...
... look, I wonder if the old schemer was looking this far ahead. At any rate, the charter, as Tandy had it drawn, requires only that the line shall ...
... not enjoy it at all. Several times, indeed, they wanted to abandon the attempt, declaring that it was impossible to go farther. But for Barbara's persuasive ...
... perhaps, the better understand why men, and women, too, willingly braved every privation and danger that the westward progress of the star of empire ...