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Sunlight Patch   By: (1874-1956)

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SUNLIGHT PATCH

by

CREDO HARRIS

Author of "Toby: A Novel of Kentucky," "Motor Rambles in Italy," etc.

[Illustration: Without warning he sprang like a panther at the offender's throat

See page 12 ]

[Illustration]

Boston Small, Maynard & Company Publishers

Copyright, 1915 by Small, Maynard & Company (Incorporated)

To MAUD BLANC HARRIS

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I OUT OF THE WILDERNESS 1

II AN UNEXPECTED RESCUE 6

III THE WOUNDED MOUNTAINEER 18

IV A HUMAN ENIGMA 29

V AN INTERRUPTED BREAKFAST 37

VI THE BURNED CABIN 45

VII DALE DAWSON'S PHILOSOPHY 55

VIII THE INCONSEQUENT ENGINEER 66

IX AT THE UNPAINTED HOUSE 75

X THE SPIRIT OF SUNLIGHT PATCH 82

XI ON THE THRESHOLD 95

XII A LIGHT ABOVE THE MOUNTAIN 105

XIII IN THE CIRCLE OF CEDARS 111

XIV A MEETING OF RASCALS 131

XV TRYING TO PLAY FAIR 141

XVI A SPRINGTIME SANTA CLAUS 155

XVII AT TOP SPEED 167

XVIII A DINNER OF SILENCES 179

XIX THE MERITS OF HORSEFLESH 192

XX A STARTLING CONFESSION 203

XXI A VOICE AND A TAPER FLAME 216

XXII TWO PLANS 226

XXIII THE SECOND PLAN 236

XXIV THE CALL THAT MEANS SURRENDER 245

XXV ALMOST A RESOLUTION 256

XXVI "WHAT EYES HAVE YOU?" 266

XXVII A QUICK FUSE 286

XXVIII AUNT TIMMIE HEARS A SECRET 296

XXIX A PARALYSING DISCOVERY 306

XXX "I'LL PAY THE DEBT!" 316

XXXI OUT OF THE DYING DAY 329

XXXII THE SHERIFF FORGETS HIS PRISONER 336

XXXIII THE MYSTIC GARDENER SHOWS HIS WORK 341

XXXIV A GIRL'S NOBILITY 355

XXXV THE PRODUCT OF SUNLIGHT PATCH 363

XXXVI A TIN CYLINDER 372

XXXVII TUSK 380

XXXVIII A LANE AT TWILIGHT 386

XXXIX TRIUMPH 390

SUNLIGHT PATCH

CHAPTER I

OUT OF THE WILDERNESS

He appeared an odd figure, sitting loosely on an old white mare which held her nose to the ground and cautiously single footed over the uneven road. Unconcerned, perhaps unconscious that he bestrode a horse, his head was thrown back and his gaze penetrated the lace work of branches to a sky exquisite blue where a few white, puffy clouds were aimlessly suspended. And, like these clouds, his thoughts hovered between unrealized hopes and the realistic mountains he was leaving; thoughts interwoven with ambitions which had obsessed his waking hours and glorified his dreams dreams, desires, ambitions, always before his eyes but out of reach... Continue reading book >>




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