The Voice of the Pack (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown,, 1920 - Cascade Range - 305 pages
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Grandson of great frontiersman and woodsman recovers from tuberculosis in Cascade Mountains and is able to emulate his grandsire.
  

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Page 117 - Nero was stated to measure eleven feet from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail, and his proportions were in other respects large.
Page 204 - Dan's instiiu-ts responded coolly and well. He leaped with all his strength. The cougar bounded into his arms, not upon the prone body of the girl. And she opened her eyes to hear a curious thrashing in the pine needles, a strange, grim battle that, as the lantern flashed out, was hidden in the darkness. And that battle, in the far reaches of the Divide, passing into a legend. It was the tale of how Dan Failing, his gun knocked from his hands as he met the cougar's leap, with hie own unaided arms...
Page 203 - But the terrible fangs were never to know her white flesh. Some one had come between. There was no chance to shoot; Whisperfoot and the girl were too near together for that. But one course remained; and there was not even time to count the cost. In this most terrible moment of Dan Failing's life, there was not even an instant's hesitation. He did not know that Whisperfoot was wounded. He saw the beast creeping forward in the weird dancing light of the fallen lantern, and he only knew that his flesh,...
Page 204 - ... far reaches of the Divide, passing into a legend. It was the tale of how Dan Failing, his gun knocked from his hands as he met the cougar's leap, with his own unaided arms kept the life-giving breath from the animals lungs and killed him in the pine needles. Claw and fang and the frenzy of death now could not matter at all. Thus Failing established before all men his right to the name he bore. And thus he paid one of his debts life for a life, as the code of the forest always decreed ...
Page 204 - ... strength. The cougar bounded into his arms, not upon the prone body of the girl. And she opened her eyes to hear a curious thrashing in the pine needles, a strange, grim battle that, as the lantern flashed out, was hidden in the darkness. And that battle, in the far reaches of the Divide, passing into a legend. It was the tale of how Dan Failing, his gun knocked from his hands as he met the cougar's leap, with his own unaided arms kept the life-giving breath from the animals lungs and killed...
Page 189 - And the first thing he saw when he opened the door was the grizzled man's gray face on the pillow. " You 're home early, Dan,
Page 275 - He took her hand in one of his, and with the other he caressed, for a single moment, the lovely flesh of her throat.
Page 203 - Hurled to her face in the trail, she did not see the cougar sprawl on the earth beside her. The flame in the lantern almost flicked out as it fell from her hand, then flashed up and down, from the deepest gloom to a vivid glare with something of the effect of lightning flickering in the sky. Nor did she hear the first frenzied thrashing of the wounded animal.

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