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Settling Day   By: (1857-1919)

Settling Day by Nat Gould

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Settling Day

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=SPORTING SKETCHES=

Some Press Opinions

'We are inclined to regard this volume as the best work he, Mr Gould, has yet done.' The Field.

'These vivid, varied and altogether delightful sketches.' Glasgow Herald.

=A RACECOURSE TRAGEDY=

Some Press Opinions

'Most of the characters are delightful, and the love scenes towards the close in which two of Mr Gould's best depicted characters are the actors furnish an extremely pleasant ending to an exciting and well told story.' Scotsman.

'A good example of a plain, straightforward story, without any mystery, yet strong in human interest.' Nottingham Guardian.

=WARNED OFF=

Some Press Opinions

'Nat Gould's stories are so lively and full of "go" that they never drag for a moment, and the topics of the Turf are sure to be found discussed by the characters in the typical style. "Warned Off," the latest of the series, is a capital story of a gentleman rider who suffers an unjust Turf sentence.' Leeds Mercury.

'The plot affords plenty of scope for the style of writing in which Mr Gould indulges, and the book comes out at an appropriate time, inasmuch as some of the most exciting incidents take place at Epsom.' The Field.

For further List of Authors please refer to end of book.

SETTLING DAY

BY NAT GOULD

AUTHOR OF 'THE DOUBLE EVENT,' 'A RACECOURSE TRAGEDY,' 'WARNED OFF,' ETC., ETC.

LONDON R.A. EVERETT & CO. 42 ESSEX STREET, STRAND, W.C.

[ All Rights reserved. ]

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

I. The Little Chap 1

II. Black Sal 10

III. Potter's Shanty 17

IV. Jim's Trouble 25

V. A Regular Savage 34

VI. Rodney Shaw 43

VII. Outwitted 53

VIII. At Cudgegong Station 62

IX. The Sort of Man Dr Tom is 71

X. A Frightened Scoundrel 80

XI. 'Try Willie' 89

XII. Mainly Concerning a Dog 97

XIII. Speculation 106

XIV. The Half Caste's Warning 115

XV. A Cowardly Assault 123

XVI. The Morning of the Race 132

XVII. At the Post 141

XVIII. His First Race 149

XIX. Sal at Work 158

XX. Danger at Hand 168

XXI. A Clever Escape 177

XXII. Determined Men 187

XXIII. The Attack on Barker's Creek 196

XXIV. A Fierce Fight 205

XXV. A Stricken Woman 214

XXVI. Settling Day 223

XXVII. Neptune's Son 232

XXVIII. Grey Bird is Admired 240

XXIX. A Glorious Victory 249

XXX. In the Days of Prosperity 258

SETTLING DAY

CHAPTER I

THE LITTLE CHAP

He was riding hard and fast, the thud of his horse's hoofs resounded from the sun baked ground. He rode for a life, the life of his child, a little chap six years old. As he urged on his mare he fancied in every moan of the wind he heard a cry of pain. His face was set and his eyes were tearless, but his heart throbbed painfully, and each pulsation seemed to increase his dread of what might happen in the homestead during his absence... Continue reading book >>




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