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The Luck of the Mounted: A Tale of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police
This truest of stories confirms beyond doubt, That truest of adages"Murder will out!" In vain may the blood-spiller "double" and fly, In vain even witchcraft and sorcery try: Although for a time he may 'scape, by-and-by He'll be sure to be caught by a Hue and a Cry! THE INGOLDSBY LEGEND O sing us a song of days that are gone Of men and happeningsof war and peace; We love to yarn of "th' times that was" As our hair grows gray, and our years increase. Sorevert we again to our ancient lays Fill we our pipes, and our glasses raise "Salue! to those stirring, bygone days!" Cry the old non-coms of the Mounted Police. MEMORIES All day long the blizzard had raged, in one continuous squalling moaning roarthe fine-spun snow swirling and drifting about the barrack-buildings and grounds of the old Mounted Police Post of L. Division. Whirraru!-ee!thrumm-mm! hummed the biting nor'easter through the cross-tree rigging of the towering flag-pole in the centre of the wind-swept square, while the slapping flag-halyards kept up an infernal "devil's tattoo." With snow-bound roof from which hung huge icicles, like walrus-tusks, the big main building loomed up, ghostly and indistinct, amidst the whirling, white-wreathed world, save where, from the lighted windows broad streamers of radiance stabbed the surrounding gloom; reflecting the driving snow-spume like dust-motes dancing in a sunbeam. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 15940
Author: Kendall, Ralph S. (Ralph Selwood)
Release Date: May 30, 2005
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