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Kings in Exile   By: (1860-1943)

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KINGS IN EXILE

The MacMillan Company New York · Boston · Chicago Dallas · San Francisco

MacMillan & Co., Limited London · Bombay · Calcutta Melbourne

The MacMillan Co. Of Canada, Ltd. Toronto

[Illustration: "The Gray Master."]

KINGS IN EXILE

by

CHARLES G. D. ROBERTS

Author of "The Backwoodsmen," Etc.

Illustrated

New York The MacMillan Company 1912

All rights reserved

Copyright by Perry, Mason & Co. (1907), The Curtis Publishing Co. (1908 1909), The Associated Sunday Magazines (1908), The Red Book Magazine (1908).

Copyright, 1910, By The MacMillan Company.

Set up and electrotyped. Published February, 1910. Reprinted June, 1910; July, December, 1912.

Norwood Press

J. S. Cushing Co. Berwick & Smith Co. Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

CONTENTS PAGE

Last Bull 1

The King of the Flaming Hoops 25

The Monarch of Park Barren 70

The Gray Master 107

The Sun Gazer 140

The Lord of the Glass House 177

Back to the Water World 196

Lone Wolf 243

The Bear's Face 276

The Duel on the Trail 297

ILLUSTRATIONS FACING PAGE

"The Gray Master." Frontispiece

"Last Bull, standing solitary and morose on a little knoll in his pasture." 6

"Only to be hurled back again with a vigor that brought him to his knees." 10

"When the grizzly saw her, his wicked little dark eyes glowed suddenly red." 32

"Almost over his head, on a limb not six feet distant, crouched, ready to spring, the biggest puma he had ever seen." 64

"He reached the tree just in time to swing well up among the branches." 72

"For perhaps thirty or forty yards the bull was able to keep up this almost incredible pace." 90

"Then the second puma pounced." 134

"He launched himself on a long, splendid sweep over the gulf." 144

"After this the eagle came regularly every three or four hours with food for the prisoner." 160

"And the writhing tentacles composed themselves once more to stillness upon the bottom, awaiting the next careless passer by." 176

"Without the slightest hesitation he whipped up two writhing tentacles and seized him." 188

LAST BULL

LAST BULL

That was what two grim old sachems of the Dacotahs had dubbed him; and though his official title, on the lists of the Zoölogical Park, was "Kaiser," the new and more significant name had promptly supplanted it. The Park authorities people of imagination and of sentiment, as must all be who would deal successfully with wild animals had felt at once that the name aptly embodied the tragedies and the romantic memories of his all but vanished race. They had felt, too, that the two old braves who had been brought East to adorn a city pageant, and who had stood gazing stoically for hours at the great bull buffalo through the barrier of the steel wire fence, were fitted, before all others, to give him a name. Between him and them there was surely a tragic bond, as they stood there islanded among the swelling tides of civilization which had already engulfed their kindreds... Continue reading book >>




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