Excerpt: ...are you shying at, now?" he panted. "That's a perfectly good bridge." For a minute horse and man struggled for the mastery, the horse spinning in short circles, the man pulling, tugging, urging him with knees and spurs. The first round ended in a draw. There were two more rounds with the advantage slightly in favor of El Capitan, for he did not approach the bridge. The night was warm and the exertion violent. Chesterton, puzzled and annoyed, paused to regain his breath and his temper. Below him, in the ravine, ...
Excerpt: ...are you shying at, now?" he panted. "That's a perfectly good bridge." For a minute horse and man struggled for the mastery, the horse spinning in short circles, the man pulling, tugging, urging him with knees and spurs. The first round ended in a draw. There were two more rounds with the advantage slightly in favor of El Capitan, for he did not approach the bridge. The night was warm and the exertion violent. Chesterton, puzzled and annoyed, paused to regain his breath and his temper. Below him, in the ravine, the shallow waters of the ford called to him, suggesting a pleasant compromise. He turned his eyes downward and saw hanging over the water what appeared to be a white bird upon the lower limb of a dead tree. He knew it to be an orchid, an especially rare orchid, and he knew, also, that the orchid was the favorite flower of Miss Armitage. In a moment he was on his feet, and with the reins over his arm, was slipping down the bank, dragging El Capitan behind him. He ripped from the dead tree the bark to which the orchid was clinging, and with wet moss and grass packed it in his leather camera case. The camera he abandoned on the path. He always could buy another camera; he could not again carry a white orchid, plucked in the heart of the tropics on the night peace was declared, to the girl he left behind him. Followed by El Capitan, nosing and snuffing gratefully at the cool waters, he waded the ford, and with his camera case swinging from his shoulder, galloped up the opposite bank and back into the trail. A minute later, the bridge, unable to recover from the death blow struck by El Capitan, went whirling into the ravine and was broken upon the rocks below. Hearing the crash behind him, Chesterton guessed that in the jungle a tree had fallen. They had started at six in the afternoon and had covered twenty of the forty miles that lay between Adhuntas and Mayaguez, when, just at the outskirts of the tiny village of Caguan, El Capitan stumbled, ...
Fair. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. structurally intact with some looseness and cracking in hinges, pages have yellowed, some soil and wear, cover has edge and corner wear, owner inscription inside. 280 p. Includes illustrations. Dedicated to Gouverneur Morris "Of the school of earnest young writers at whom the word muckracker had been thrown in opprobrium, and by whom it had been caught up as a title of honor, Everett was among the younger and less conspicuous. But, if in his skirmishes with graft and corruption he had failed to correct the evils he attacked, from the contests he himself had always emerged with credit. "
Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. 280 pp. The front hinge is beginning to crack; previous owner names and stamp on the front free endpaper. Gilt upper page edges. The binding is tight and square, and the text is clean.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. book has loose front hinge but all text attached in binding/ text is clear & clean / good readers copy. Unknown printing. 280 p. ; illus. ; red boards & spine with gilt print
Illustrated. Very Good. No Jacket. Hard Back. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. The hard cover has light shelf wear. The top outer edges of the pages has guilt...The binding has been glued..............We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by....
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