New Mexico's hot, dry winds are taking their toll: cattle suffer long treks to get food and water. But it is not just a hard time for them. Lucy Bancroft has sought a milder climate so she can recover from typhoid fever. She and her father stop to see Curt Conrad, a rancher, on their way to their new home. The two men discuss politics (some of it crooked) at the state level. they also talk about an easterner, a man named Delafield, who years earlier cheated Conrad's father out of his considerable wealth. Curt has vowed to seek revenge on Delafield if he can ever find the crook. thus begins a harrowing tale of determined search and blossoming love in the hot, dry climate of New Mexico.
First Page:THE DELAFIELD AFFAIR
FLORENCE FINCH KELLY
Author of "With Hoops of Steel," etc.
With Four Illustrations in Color by Maynard Dixon
Chicago A. C. McClurg & Co. 1909
Copyright A. C. McClurg & Co. 1909
Published March 6, 1909
THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, CAMBRIDGE, U.S.A.
[Illustration: "HE SMILED DOWN AT HER GLOWING YOUNG FACE, AND HIS EYES SHONE WITH ADMIRATION" [Page 26]]
I. VENGEANCE AVOWED 9 II. THE EVIL THAT MEN DO 32 III. MISTAKE, OR BLUNDER? 39 IV. THE POWERS CONFER 52 V. CHASTISEMENT CONDIGN 64 VI. A STERN CHASE 78 VII. TALK OF MANY THINGS 90 VIII. SPECTRES OF THE PAST 114 IX. PERILS IN THE NIGHT 136 X... Continue reading book >>
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