Heart Of The Sunset

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Kessinger Publishing, Jul 1, 2004 - Fiction - 368 pages
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1915. With frontispiece by M. Stockton Mulford. Rex Beach was well on his way to becoming a lawyer when he was hit by Gold Rush Fever and left for the Klondike to strike it rich. He never found gold, but his travels had sparked his imagination and he began to write. His tales of adventures quickly made him into a popular author. Heart of the Sunset begins: A fitful breeze played among the mesquite bushes. The naked earth, where it showed between the clumps of grass, was baked plaster hard. It burned like hot slag, and except for a panting lizard here and there, or a dust-gray jackrabbit, startled from its covert, nothing animate stirred upon its face. High and motionless in the blinding sky a buzzard poised; long-tailed Mexican crows among the thorny branches creaked and whistled, choked and rattled, snored and grunted; a dove mourned inconsolably, and out of the air issued metallic insect cries-the direction whence they came as unascertainable as their source was hidden. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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