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"Peanut": The Story of a Boy
THE blackened stumps had been leftperhaps more easily to identify the little clearing about the grave. From the ravine below, where the stage passed, they were still visible, but the two-inch headboard, weather-beaten by a year of sun and rain, was getting lost in a growth of bushes. When pointed out by the driver as marking the last hangout of Blazer Sam, who had died with his boots on, and had two cuss-words in his epitaph, it could be discerned now with difficulty and there were travelers, men mostly, who prevailed upon the somewhat garrulous official to let the horses blow a little while they scaled the mountain for a closer view. The epitaph itself was worth the climb. A few of those who had made the steep ascent for that literary treat, and to pay their respects to the grave of the notorious desperado, highwayman, and general outlaw, had seen something dart away into the bushes at their approach. As a rule, they had been too far off to tell whether it was a coyote, a jack-rabbit, or a boy. Those who had obtained the closer view usually agreed that it was a boya very thin boy of about ten, with pale hair and no head-covering. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 56481
Author: Paine, Albert Bigelow
Release Date: Jan 31, 2018
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