The Angels of Morgan HillLarge Print - 2007 | Large print ed.
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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...thing as completely as a herd of Tartars would have done. The two men were at this juncture gone to find them out, and had resolved to fight them wherever they had been, though they were but two to three; so that, had they met, there certainly would have been bloodshed among them; for they were all very stout resolute fellows, to give them their due. But Providence took more care to keep them asunder than they themselves could do to meet; for as they had dogged one another, when the three were gone thither, the two were here; and afterwards, when the two went back to find them, the three were come to the old habitation again. We shall see their differing conduct presently. When the three came back, like furious creatures, flushed with the rage which the work they had been about put them into, they came up to the Spaniards, and told them what they had done, by way of scoff and bravado; and one of them steppingup to one of the Spaniards, as if they had been a couple of boys at play, took hold of his hat, as it was upon his head, and giving it a twirl about, leering in his face, said to him, "And you, Signor Jack Spaniard, shall have the same sauce, if you do not mend your manners." The Spaniard, who, though a quiet civil man, was as brave as a man could desire, and withal strong and well-made, looked steadily at him for a good while; and then, having no weapon in his hand, stept gravely up to him, and with one blow of his fist knocked him down, as an ox is felled with a pole-axe; at which one of the rogues, insolent as the first, fired his pistol at the Spaniard immediately. He missed his body indeed, for the bullets went through his hair, hut one of them touched the tip of his ear, and he bled pretty much. The blood made the Spaniard...
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2007.
Edition: Large print ed.
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE VANLIER
Characteristics: 309 p. (large print) : 23 cm.