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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...position.' The speaker was a haughty old man of some sixty years, and the person whom he addressed was a fine-looking young man of twenty-five. With a sad aspect the young man withdrew from the stately mansion. II. Six months later the young man stood in the presence of the haughty old man. "What you here again?" angrily cried the old man. "Ay, old man," proudly exclaimed William Barker. "I am here, your daughter's equal and yours?" The old man's lips curled with scorn. A derisive smile lit up his cold features; when, casting violently upon the marble center table an enormous roll of greenbacks, William Barker cried--"See Look on this wealth. And I've tenfold more Listen, old man You spurned me from your door. But I did not despair. I secured a contract for furnishing the Army of the with beef" "Yes, yes " eagerly exclaimed the old man. "and I bought up all the disabled cavalry horses 1 could find" ' I see I see " cried the old man. "And good beef they make, too." "They do they do and the profits are immense." "I should say so " "And now, sir, I claim your daughter's fair hand " "Boy, she is yours. But hold Look me in the eye. Throughout all this have you been loyal?" "To the core " cried William Barker. "And," continued the old man, in a voice husky with emotion, "are you in favor of a vigorous prosecution of the war?' "I am, I am " "Then, boy, take her Maria, child, come hither. Your William claims thee. Be happy, my children and whatever our lot in life may be, let Ud all sup/tort the tGovernment " A ROMANCE.--THE CONSCRIPT. f Which may bother the reader a little unless he is familiar with the music of the day. CHAPTER I. Philander Reed struggled with spool-thread and tape in a dry-goods store at Ogdensburg, on the St. Lawrence...
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