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The Casting Away of Mrs Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine (Notable American Authors)
by by Frank Richard Stockton
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Reprint Services Corp
Weight: 125
Dimension: H: 0.9 x L: 9.3 x W: 6 inches

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: MRS. LECK8 AND MRS. ALESHINE 157 was accepted, and we made a hasty breakfast, first sending in some of our food to the other party. The gentleman reported through the hole of communication that they were all fairly well, but a good deal stiffened by cold and want of exercise. He inquired, in a very anxious voice, if I had discovered any signs of approaching relief. To this I replied that I had devised a plan by which we could get ourselves out of our present dangerous situation, and that in a very short time I would come round to the door of his shed for I could now walk on the crusted snow and tell him about it. He answered that these words cheered his heart, and that he would do everything possible to cooperate with me. I now went to work vigorously. I took the cushions from the coach, four of them all together, and carried them to the brink of the slope down which I purposed to make our descent. I also conveyed thither a long coil of rawhide rope which I had previously discovered in the boot of the coach. I then hurried along the other road, which, as has been said before, lay at a somewhat lower level than the one we were on, and when I reached the shed I found the door had been opened, and the gentleman, with his tin pan, had scooped away a good deal of the snow about it, so as to admit of a moderately easy passage in and out. He met me outside, and grasped my hand. ' Sir, if you have a plan to propose,' he said, ' state it quiekly. We are in a position of great danger. Those two ladies inside the shed cannot much longer endure this exposure, and I presume that the ladies in your party although their voices, which I occasionaUy hear, do not seem to indicate it must be in a like condition.' I replied that, so far, my companions had borne up very well, and with...

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