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Nan of Music Mountain   By: (1859-1937)

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[Illustration: De Spain covered a hardly perceptible black object on the trail.]

NAN OF

MUSIC MOUNTAIN

BY

FRANK H. SPEARMAN

AUTHOR OF

WHISPERING SMITH, ETC.

ILLUSTRATED BY

N. C. WYETH

NEW YORK

GROSSET & DUNLAP

PUBLISHERS

Published by Arrangement with Charles Scribner's Sons

Copyright, 1916, by

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

Published April, 1916

Printed in U. S. A.

TO MY SON

EUGENE LONERGAN SPEARMAN

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. Frontier Day 1 II. The Thief River Stage Line 18 III. The Spanish Sinks 34 IV. First Blood at Calabasas 52 V. Rounding up Sassoon 61 VI. Heels for It 73 VII. Maintaining a Reputation 87 VIII. The Gambling Room 101 IX. A Cup of Coffee 111 X. The Glass Button 124 XI. After the Storm 138 XII. On Music Mountain 154 XIII. Parley 167 XIV. Nan Drifts 182 XV. Crossing a Deep River 193 XVI. A Venture in the Dark 210 XVII. Strategy 222 XVIII. Her Bad Penny 237 XIX. Danger 250 XX. Facing the Music 262 XXI. A Try Out 273 XXII. Gale Persists 289 XXIII. De Spain Worries 302 XXIV. An Ominous Message 313 XXV. A Surprising Slip 323 XXVI. Flight 338 XXVII. El Capitan 349 XXVIII. Lefever to the Rescue 362 XXIX. Puppets of Fate 371 XXX. Hope Forlorn 386 XXXI. De Spain Rides Alone 399 XXXII. The Truth 408 XXXIII. Gambling With Death 420 XXXIV. At Sleepy Cat 428

ILLUSTRATIONS

De Spain covered a hardly perceptible black object on the trail. Frontispiece FACING PAGE Hugging his shield, de Spain threw his second shot over Sandusky's left shoulder. 135 "Stand away from that girl!" repeated de Spain harshly, backing the words with a step forward. 200 "I've promised you I would. I will promise every time you ask me." 417

NAN OF MUSIC MOUNTAIN

CHAPTER I

FRONTIER DAY

Lefever, if there was a table in the room, could never be got to sit on a chair; and being rotund he sat preferably sidewise on the edge of the table. One of his small feet his feet were encased in tight, high heeled, ill fitting horsemen's boots usually rested on the floor, the other swung at the end of his stubby leg slowly in the air. This idiosyncrasy his companion, de Spain, had learned to tolerate.

But Lefever's subdued whistle, which seemed meditative, always irritated de Spain more or less, despite his endeavor not to be irritated... Continue reading book >>




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