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Title: Mountain Blood A Novel Author: Joseph Hergesheimer Release Date: December 8, 2008 [EBook #27447] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MOUNTAIN BLOOD *** Produced by Roger Frank and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net MOUNTAIN BLOOD THE WORKS OF JOSEPH HERGESHEIMER THE LAY ANTHONY MOUNTAIN BLOOD THE THREE BLACK PENNYS GOLD AND IRON JAVA HEAD THE HAPPY END LINDA CONDON MOUNTAIN BLOOD A NOVEL BY JOSEPH HERGESHEIMER NEW YORK ALFRED 1919 A KNOPF Mon Apr 03 02:02:54 2017 2 COPYRIGHT, 1915, 1919, BY ALFRED A.
KNOPF, Inc. PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA To MY MOTHER ONE I The fiery disk of the sun was just lifting above the shoulder of hills that held the city of Stenton when the Greenstream stage rolled briskly from its depot, a dingy frame tavern, and commenced the long journey to its high destination.
The tavern was on the outskirts of town; beyond, a broad, level plain reached to a shimmering blue silhouette of mountains printed on a silvery sky; and the stage immediately left the paved street for the soft, dusty country road.
Stenton was not yet astir; except for an occasional maid sleepily removing the milk from gleaming marble steps, or early workmen with swollen, sullen countenances, the streets were deserted.
The dewy freshness of morning was already lost in the rapidly mounting heat of the June day.
Above the blackened willows that half hid the waterworks an oily column of smoke wavered upward in slow, thick coils, mingling with the acid odor of ammonia from a neighboring ice manufacturing plant; a locomotive w...





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