Excerpt: ... domain. Neither had he any intention of journeying to Snare Lake for the purpose of securing evidence against MacNair to be used in a court of law. His plans for crushing MacNair's power included no aid from constituted authority. He noted with keen satisfaction that the girl's hatred for MacNair had been greatly intensified, not so much by the attack upon her school, as by the stories she heard from the lips of Indians who passed back and forth upon the river. The posting of those Indians had been a happy bit ...
Excerpt: ... domain. Neither had he any intention of journeying to Snare Lake for the purpose of securing evidence against MacNair to be used in a court of law. His plans for crushing MacNair's power included no aid from constituted authority. He noted with keen satisfaction that the girl's hatred for MacNair had been greatly intensified, not so much by the attack upon her school, as by the stories she heard from the lips of Indians who passed back and forth upon the river. The posting of those Indians had been a happy bit of forethought on the part of Lapierre; and their stories had lost nothing in LeFroy's interpretation. Lapierre contrived to make the succeeding days busy ones. By arrangement with Chloe, a system of credits had been established, and from daylight to dark he was busy about the storehouse, paying off and outfitting his canoemen, who were to fare North upon the trap-lines until the breaking up of the ice in the spring would call them once more to the lakes and the rivers, to move Lapierre's freight, handle his furs, and deliver his contraband whiskey. Each evening Lapierre repaired to the cottage, and LeFroy at his post in the storehouse nodded sagely to himself as the notes of the girl's rich contralto floated loud and clear above the twang of the accompanying guitar. Always the quarter-breed spoke eagerly to Chloe of the proposed trip to Snare Lake, and bitterly he regretted the enforced delay incident to outfitting the trappers. And always, with the skill and finesse of the born intriguer, by a smile, a suggestion, or an adroitly worded question, he managed to foster and to intensify her hatred for Brute MacNair. On the sixth day after their departure, the scouts returned from the Northward and reported that MacNair had travelled for many days across the barrens, in search of the caribou herds. Followed, then, another conference with LeFroy. The remaining canoemen were outfitted with surprising celerity. And at midnight a big freight canoe, ...
Poor. No Jacket. Book Dark Green Cloth-Covered Boards Are Shabby With Worn Edges And A Bit Of Material Worn Off Both Head And Toe Of Spine. Corners Not Too Bad, Worn But Not Splitting Open. Nice Illustration Of A Hand Grasping An Upside Down Gun On A Red Circle. Binding Is Shaky, Splitting Both Front & Back Gutters, Webbing Is Showing. There Is A Faded Date On Flyleaf April 15, 1920, No Other Writing. Lovely Frontis Painting In Color By Clyde Forsythe, Waterstains Along Top Border. The Pages Look Quite Good Although There Is Some Subtle Waterspotting On Some Pages, And A 2" Tear To One Page. No Damp, No Ripple, No Odor. Pages Clean, Cover Worn And Bumped, Spine Torn.
Good to very Good. No Jacket. The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx copyright 1927, published by A. L. Burt under arrangement with G. P. Putnam's Sons. Hardback 417 page tan book with orange lettering and black & orange decoration has a full color frontispiece by Clyde Forsythe, a name written in ink inside front cover and is slightly cocked, but still, overall very good condition. No dust jacket. Western fiction.
Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6? "-7? " tall The covers have edge wear, bumped/scuffed corners, the are rubbed and have some soiling. The spine is darkened and has some soiling and the head and heel are rubbed. There is soiling to the page edges, there is light soiling and marks as well as light foxing to the end pages. The front hinge is repaired with tape and was done in a way that blends in with the end papers.
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