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Faro Nell and Her Friends Wolfville Stories   By: (1857-1914)

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[Illustration: WE MAKES FOUR TRIPS BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN WOLFVILLE AND RED DOG, CRACKIN' OFF OUR GOOD OLD '45'S AT IRREG'LAR INTERVALS, FARO NELL ON HER CALICO PONY AS THE GODDESS OF LIBERTY, BUSTIN' AWAY WITH THE REST. Frontispiece. p. 170.]

FARO NELL AND HER FRIENDS

WOLFVILLE STORIES

BY

ALFRED HENRY LEWIS

AUTHOR OF "WOLFVILLE," "WOLFVILLE DAYS," "WOLFVILLE NIGHTS," "WOLFVILLE FOLKS," "THE BOSS," "THE SUNSET TRAIL," "THE APACHES OF NEW YORK," "THE STORY OF PAUL JONES," ETC.

ILLUSTRATIONS BY

W. HERBERT DUNTON AND J. N. MARCHAND

G. W. DILLINGHAM COMPANY

PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

Copyright, 1913, By

G. W. DILLINGHAM COMPANY

Faro Nell and Her Friends

THIS BOOK

IS DEDICATED TO

WILLIAM EUGENE LEWIS

AS MARKING

MY APPRECIATION OF

WHAT QUALITIES PLACE HIM HIGH

AMONG THE BEST EDITORS

BEST BROTHERS AND BEST MEN

I'VE EVER MET

A. H. L.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I DEAD SHOT BAKER 7 II OLD MAN ENRIGHT'S UNCLE 39 III CYNTHIANA, PET NAMED ORIGINAL SIN 61 IV OLD MONTE, OFFICIAL DRUNKARD 99 V HOW THE MOCKING BIRD WAS WON 126 VI THAT WOLFVILLE RED DOG FOURTH 148 VII PROPRIETY PRATT, HYPNOTIST 176 VIII THAT TURNER PERSON 198 IX RED MIKE 225 X HOW TUTT SHOT TEXAS THOMPSON 260 XI THE FUNERAL OF OLD HOLT 295 XII SPELLING BOOK BEN 320

ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE We makes four trips back and forth between Wolfville and Red Dog, crackin' off our good old '45's at irreg'lar intervals, Faro Nell on her calico pony as the Goddess of Liberty, bustin' away with the rest. . . . Frontispiece 170 We're all discussin' the doin's of this yere road agent when Dan gets back from Red Dog, an' the result is he unloads his findin's on a dead kyard. 18 Dead Shot stops short at this hitch in the discussion, by reason of a bullet from the Lightin' Bug's pistol which lodges in his lung. 28 The second evening Old Stallins is with us, Dan Boggs an' Texas Thompson uplifts his aged sperits with the "Love Dance of the Catamounts." 42 "It's you, Oscar, that I want," observes Miss Bark. "I concloodes, upon sober second thought, to accept your offer of marriage." 90 A couple of Enright's riders comes a packin' a live bobcat into town. 118 Turkey Track, seein' he's afoot an' thirty miles from his home ranch pulls his gun an' sticks up the mockin' bird's buckboard. 138 We sees the Turner person aboard an' wishes him all kinds of luck. 222 "What's the subject?" Peets asks. "That, my friend, is the 'Linden in October,'" returns Mike, as though he's a showin' us a picture of Heaven's front gate. 238 "Him an' Annalinda shore do constitoote a picture. 'Thar's a pa'r to draw to,' says Nell to Texas, her eyes like brown diamonds." 280 Thar's a bombardment which sounds like a battery of gatlings, the whole punctchooated by a whirlwind of "whoops!" 316 "Onless girls is barred," declares Faro Nell, from her perch on the chair "I've a notion to take a hand... Continue reading book >>




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