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Wild Olive

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Norrie Ford, having been unfairly convicted of murder, has escaped. A lucky chance finds him being rescued by a mysterious girl (the Wild Olive of the title), who sets him up with a new life under a new name in Argentina. He makes such a success of his time there that he is posted back to New York by the company he works for – but not before he has become engaged to be married. Back in New York, he meets up again with the Wild Olive . . .

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[Illustration: "There are a hundred men beating the mountain to find you"]

The Wild Olive

A Novel

By the author of The Inner Shrine

Illustrated by Lucius Hitchcock

New York Grosset & Dunlap Publishers

Published by Arrangement with Harper & Brothers

Copyright, 1910, by Harper & Brothers All Rights Reserved

Published May, 1910 Printed in the United States of America

Part I



Finding himself in the level wood road, whose open aisle drew a long, straight streak across the sky, still luminous with the late lingering Adirondack twilight, the tall young fugitive, hatless, coatless, and barefooted, paused a minute for reflection. As he paused, he listened; but all distinctiveness of sound was lost in the play of the wind, up hill and down dale, through chasm and over crag, in those uncounted leagues of forest. It was only a summer wind, soft and from the south; but its murmur had the sweep of the eternal breath, while, when it waxed in power, it rose like the swell of some great cosmic organ... Continue reading book >>

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