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Waring's Peril   By: (1844-1933)

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Waring's Peril by Charles King is a thrilling and engaging novel that takes readers on a gripping journey filled with danger, mystery, and a dash of romance. Set in the rugged landscape of the American West, King masterfully weaves together a captivating tale of betrayal, revenge, and redemption.

The story follows the enigmatic protagonist, Waring, a hardened and fearless cowboy whose life takes an unexpected turn when he stumbles upon a dark secret that could potentially topple an influential figure in town. As Waring delves deeper into the mystery, he finds himself facing adversaries at every turn, putting his own life at risk.

King's vivid descriptions bring the setting to life, painting a detailed picture of the harsh beauty of the American frontier. The authentically portrayed characters add depth to the story, each with their unique motivations and hidden agendas. Waring is a compelling lead, with his silent strength and unwavering determination captivating readers from the start.

The narrative unfolds at a breakneck pace, ensuring that the reader is always kept on the edge of their seat. The tension and suspense are palpable, and the unexpected twists and turns keep the plot engaging and unpredictable. King's talent for creating suspenseful moments is evident throughout the novel, leaving readers eager to discover the truth alongside Waring.

Furthermore, the thematic exploration of justice, loyalty, and personal growth adds an additional layer of depth to the story. Waring's journey is not only physical but also emotional, making him a well-rounded and relatable character. The dynamic relationships and conflicts between the various characters create a rich tapestry of human complexities.

While the romantic subplot may seem predictable, it serves as a welcome reprieve from the gripping suspense, adding a touch of tenderness to the narrative. The chemistry between Waring and his love interest is palpable, allowing readers to become emotionally invested in their relationship.

However, some readers may find that the resolution of certain subplots feels rushed or unresolved, leaving a few loose ends. Additionally, the dialogue, while generally authentic and engaging, occasionally veers into melodramatic territory.

Overall, Waring's Peril is a thrilling Western novel that will satisfy fans of the genre and captivate new readers alike. Charles King's masterful storytelling, combined with well-drawn characters and a gripping plot, make for an enjoyable and immersive reading experience. Despite a few minor drawbacks, this book is an engaging pageturner that is sure to leave readers hungry for more of Waring's adventures.

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WARING'S PERIL.

BY

CAPT. CHARLES KING,

U. S. ARMY,

AUTHOR OF "THE COLONEL'S DAUGHTER," "FOES IN AMBUSH," "AN ARMY PORTIA," "TWO SOLDIERS," "A SOLDIER'S SECRET," ETC.

[Illustration: Publisher's logo]

PHILADELPHIA:

J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

1894.

COPYRIGHT, 1893, BY J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

PRINTED BY J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA.

WARING'S PERIL.

CHAPTER I.

"Ananias!"

"Ye as, suh?"

"What time is it?"

"Gyahd mountin' done gone, suh."

"The devil it has! What do you mean, sir, by allowing me to sleep on in this shameless and unconscionable manner, when an indulgent government is suffering for my services? What sort of day is it, sir?"

"Beautiful day, Mr. Waring."

"Then go at once to Mr. Larkin and tell him he can't wear his new silk hat this morning, I want it, and you fetch it. Don't allow him to ring in the old one on you. Tell him I mean the new 'spring style' he just brought from New York. Tell Mr. Ferry I want that new Hatfield suit of his, and you get Mr. Pierce's silk umbrella; then come back here and get my bath and my coffee. Stop there, Ananias! Give my pious regards to the commanding officer, sir, and tell him that there's no drill for 'X' Battery this morning, as I'm to breakfast at Moreau's at eleven o'clock and go to the matinée afterwards... Continue reading book >>




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