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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...at our home, and as the president had prophesied, he did enjoy it. My two young lady aunts who resided with us filled the ...
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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...at our home, and as the president had prophesied, he did enjoy it. My two young lady aunts who resided with us filled the house with life and gayety, and Harry Belden's frequent visits made the bright summer days seem brighter still. He was indeed a " charming fellow," bubbling over with wit and mirth, generous, kind-hearted, and obliging, and gifted with a handsome face and manners of a thorough gentleman. I do not think that in all his life he had known, or that he ever did know in after years, the sensation of physical fear. A thing to be really enjoyable to him must have a spice of danger; a situation that would justly alarm another but produced a sense of exhilaration in him. It was but a pleasurable excitement. It brought his "blood up," as he himself expressed it, and then whose foot so fleet, whose hand so firm, whose nerve so steady as his? Of course, possessing such a disposition, he excelled in all manly exercises. A good shot, a fine rider, an excellent swimmer, and devoted to athletic games, in all these things he was more than fine, he was recklessly daring. But, alas! this craving for excitement was his ruin; it made all simple, normal pleasures seem dull and tame, and he turned to intoxicating drink for satisfaction. He understood the danger he was in and appreciated President F 's efforts in his behalf. June and July had gone by, and the last days of August were come, and still Harry Belden had made no slip from the right path, and his friends were hoping that a reform had really begun. But, alas! one August evening he did not return home as usual; nine, ten o'clock passed, and still he did not come. Then President F drove down to the town and instituted a search through its liquor saloons, and in one of them Harry Belden...
Good. New York: American Tract Society, 1890. No statement of later printing. Hardcover. 157 pp. In publisher's original silver-gilt filigreed white cloth over marbled paper-covered boards. In good to very good condition. No dust jacket, as issued. Boards are slightly worn through at corners and spine ends. Small abrasion at top of front free endpaper, likely from sticker removal. No ownership or other markings.
Very Good- Red cloth with gold lettering, spine and gutter of front board spotted and faded, personal library bookplate inside front board, 138pp., with a 2-page publisher's catalog, solid copy, no writing in the book, Full refund if not satisfied.
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