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Sally of Missouri   By: (1869-1941)

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SALLY OF MISSOURI

by

R. E. YOUNG

[Illustration]

New York: McClure, Phillips & Co.: Mcmiii

Copyright, 1903, by McClure, Phillips & Co.

Published, October, 1903

Dedicated to Florence Wickliffe

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. STEERING OF NEW YORK, 3

II. PINEY OF THE WOODS, 23

III. THE PROMISED LAND, 36

IV. FOR THE BENEFIT OF CARINGTON, 62

V. BOOM TIME IN THE TOWN THAT JACK BUILT, 73

VI. FATHER AND DAUGHTER, 95

VII. THE GARDEN OF DREAMS, 109

VIII. WHEN A GIRL FINDS HERSELF, 119

IX. GOOD BYE! 137

X. WHO'S GOT THE TIGMORES? 153

XI. TALL THINGS, 170

XII. THE COLOSSUS OF CANAAN, 194

XIII. MISS SALLY MADEIRA'S SWEETHEART, 203

XIV. WHEN THE MEAL GAVE OUT, 222

XV. A MISTAKE SOMEWHERE, 242

XVI. MADEIRA'S PEACE, 251

XVII. JUST A BOY, 258

XVIII. A PRETTY PRECARIOUSNESS, 268

XIX. WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE, 274

SALLY OF MISSOURI

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS IN THE STORY

Steering, of New York

Old Bernique, of French St. Louis

Piney, of the Woods

Crittenton Madeira, of Canaan

Sally, of Missouri

There are also some kind hearted people: Farmers, Housewives, Store keepers, Miners, etc.

Chapter One

STEERING OF NEW YORK

"Hoo ee ow ohme!"

It was half a sob, half a laugh, and, half sobbing, half laughing, the young man stopped his horse on the crest of the Tigmore Hills, in the Ozark Uplift, raised in his stirrups, and looked the country through and through, as though he must see into its very heart. In the brilliant mid afternoon light the Southwest unrolled below him and around him in a ragged bigness and an unconquered loneliness. As far as eye could reach tumbled the knobs, the flats, the waste weedy places, the gullies, the rock pitted sweeps of table land and the timbered hills of the Uplift. The buffalo grass trembled across the lowlands in long, shaking billows that had all the effect of scared flight. From the base of the Tigmores a line of river bottom stretched westward, and beyond the bottom curved a pale, quiet river. In the distance wraiths of blue smoke falteringly bespoke the presence of people and cabins; on a cleared hill an object that might be horse or dog or man was silhouetted, small and vague; and in the farthest west the hoister of a deserted zinc mine cut up against the sky a little lonely way. The near and dominant things were constantly those tremulous, fleeing billows of grass, the straight strong trees, the sullen rocks, the silent, shivering water.

" Hoo ee ow! "

It was too vast, too urgent. Waiting, ready, it lay there aggressively, like a challenge. As the young man faced it, it claimed him, forcing back his past life, his old habits, his old haunts, into the realm of myth and moonshine. His old habits! His old haunts! They hung aloof in his consciousness, shadow pictures, colourless and remote.... That zestful young life at New Haven, the swift years of it, the fine last day of it, Yale honours upon him, his enthusiasms cutting away into the future, his big shoulders squared, his face set toward great things, the righting of wrongs, grand reforms, the careers of nations.... A bachelor hotel; a club whose windows looked out on the avenue; an office where Carington and he had pretended to work down on Nassau Street; drawing rooms where Carington and he had pretended to be in love, on various streets; the whole gay, meaningless panorama of his life as a homeless, unplaced New York sojourner, who had considered that he had too much money to be anything seriously and too little money to do anything effectively... Continue reading book >>




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