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Prescott of Saskatchewan   By: (1866-1945)

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PRESCOTT OF SASKATCHEWAN

[Illustration: "IT SEEMED PRUDENT TO PLACE AS LONG A DISTANCE AS POSSIBLE BETWEEN THEM AND THE SETTLEMENT" Page 158]

PRESCOTT OF SASKATCHEWAN

BY HAROLD BINDLOSS

AUTHOR OF THE LONG PORTAGE, RANCHING FOR SYLVIA, WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIE, ETC.

WITH A FRONTISPIECE IN COLOR BY W. HERBERT DUNTON

GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS :: NEW YORK

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, INCLUDING THAT OF TRANSLATION INTO FOREIGN LANGUAGES, INCLUDING THE SCANDINAVIAN COPYRIGHT, 1913, BY FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY

PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND UNDER THE TITLE, "THE WASTREL"

August, 1913

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. JERNYNGHAM'S HAPPY THOUGHT 1 II. MURIEL SEES THE WEST 12 III. JERNYNGHAM MAKES A DECISION 23 IV. MURIEL FEELS REGRET 35 V. THE MYSTERY OF THE MUSKEG 45 VI. A DEAL IN LAND 57 VII. THE SEARCH 67 VIII. A DAY ON THE PRAIRIE 79 IX. PRESCOTT MAKES A PROMISE 92 X. A NEW CLUE 102 XI. A REVELATION 113 XII. PRESCOTT'S FLIGHT 123 XIII. THE CONSTRUCTION CAMP 131 XIV. ON THE TRAIL 141 XV. MISS FOSTER'S ESCORT 153 XVI. THE MISSIONARY'S ALLY 168 XVII. THE PASSAGE OF THE MOUNTAINS 183 XVIII. DEFEAT 195 XIX. PRESCOTT'S RETURN 206 XX. MURIEL RELIEVES HER MIND 216 XXI. WANDLE TAKES PRECAUTIONS 227 XXII. JERNYNGHAM MAKES A DISCOVERY 237 XXIII. A NIGHT RIDE 249 XXIV. MURIEL PROVES OBDURATE 261 XXV. A WOMAN'S INFLUENCE 272 XXVI. PRESCOTT MAKES INQUIRIES 284 XXVII. STARTLING NEWS 296 XXVIII. THE END OF THE PURSUIT 306 XXIX. JERNYNGHAM BREAKS DOWN 318 XXX. PRESCOTT'S VINDICATION 332

PRESCOTT, OF SASKATCHEWAN

CHAPTER I

JERNYNGHAM'S HAPPY THOUGHT

The air was cooling down toward evening at Sebastian, where an unpicturesque collection of wooden houses stand upon a branch line on the Canadian prairie. The place is not attractive during the earlier portion of the short northern summer, when for the greater part of every week it lies sweltering in heat, in spite of the strong west winds that drive dust clouds through its rutted streets. As a rule, during the remaining day or two the temperature sharply falls, thunder crashes between downpours of heavy rain, and the wet plank sidewalks provide a badly needed refuge from the cement like "gumbo" mire.

The day, however, had been cloudless and unusually hot. Prescott had driven in from his wheat farm at some distance from the settlement, and he now walked toward the hotel. He was twenty eight years old, of average height and rather spare figure; his face, which had been deeply bronzed by frost and sun, was what is called open, his gray eyes were clear and steady, the set of his lips and mould of chin firm. He looked honest and good natured, but one who could, when necessary, sturdily hold his own. His attire was simple: a wide gray hat, a saffron colored shirt with flannel collar, and a light tweed suit, something the worse for wear.

As he passed along the sidewalk he looked about. The small, frame houses were destitute of paint and any pretense of beauty, a number of them had raised, square fronts which hid the shingled roofs; but beyond the end of the street there was the prairie stretching back to the horizon. In the foreground it was a sweep of fading green and pale ocher; farther off it was tinged with gray and purple; and where it cut the glow of green and pink on the skyline a long birch bluff ran in a cold blue smear... Continue reading book >>




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