It was all new - most of it singularly dramatic and even appalling to the woman who sat with the pearl-gray veil drawn closely about her face. For eighteen hours she had been a keenly attentive, wide-eyed, and partly frightened bit of humanity in this onrush of "the horde." She had heard a voice behind her speak of it as "the horde" - a deep, ...Read MoreIt was all new - most of it singularly dramatic and even appalling to the woman who sat with the pearl-gray veil drawn closely about her face. For eighteen hours she had been a keenly attentive, wide-eyed, and partly frightened bit of humanity in this onrush of "the horde." She had heard a voice behind her speak of it as "the horde" - a deep, thick, gruff voice which she knew without looking had filtered its way through a beard. She agreed with the voice. It was the Horde - that horde which has always beaten the trails ahead for civilization and made of its own flesh and blood the foundation of nations. For months it had been pouring steadily into the mountains - always in and never out, a laughing, shouting, singing, blaspheming Horde, every ounce of it toughened sinew and red brawn, except the Straying Angels. One of these sat opposite her, a dark-eyed girl with over-red lips and hollowed cheeks, and she heard the bearded man say something to his companions about "dizzy dolls" and "the little angel in the other seat." This same voice, gruffened in its beard, had told her that ten thousand of the Horde had gone up ahead of them. Then it whispered something that made her hands suddenly tighten and a hot flush sweep through her. She lifted her veil and rose slowly from her seat, as if to rearrange her dress. Casually she looked straight into the faces of the bearded man and his companion in the seat behind.Read Less
Hoffman, Frank B. Very good. No dust jacket. Light bumping & rubbing edgewear; Spine straight; binding secure; pages clean and unmarked. 324 p. Includes illustrations. Burgundy clothbound hardcover; Black & white illus.; Fiction; Audience: General
Hoffman, Frank B. Good/No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall Cover has minor wear and some soiling, spine faded. Front hinge loose, contents mostly clean and tight. Previous owner signature. 324 pages. Light green cover. A novel involving a woman who turns up in an unexpected place.
Very good. Grosset & Dunlap, New York, NY, 1916. REPRINT Edition, VG, Hard Cover, Size=5"x7.5", 324pgs. Greenish cloth with green, orange, black front cover & spine designs & black lettering. Cloth a little dirty mostly on rear cover, cloth slightly nicked head & foot of spine, page ends moderately browned, endpapers just a little dirty, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Text in Fine condition. Illustrated by Frank B. Hoffman. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Hoffman, Frank glossy ilust(4. GOOD Condition. 5x7" Green Clothbnd 324pg DARK GREEN titles on GREEN CLOTH Hard covers. Frontis Ilust shows 2 horseback riders in Mountains. COVER ART SHOWS MOUNTAINS. Name ep "Mrs. Amanda A. Entwistle Lowell, Mass November 1918". A SLIM, EXQUISITELY FORMED WOMAN IN SHIMMERING SILK WAS STANDING BESIDES A HUG BROWN BEAR" ilust caption..
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