A Dream of a Throne: The Story of a Mexican Revolt

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Little, Brown,, 1900 - Mexico - 464 pages

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Page 319 - ... valley is 624 feet above lake Superior, according to the railway levels, though only 7 miles in a straight line from the shore, and there is a fall of 126 feet in less than 300 yards to Talbot lake, which represents the general level of the neighboring valleys. The Helen Mine valley is a narrow trough, three-quarters of a mile long and less than a quarter of a mile wide, running about east and west and opening northwest toward lake Talbot. The walls of the valley rise steeply to a height of 200...
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Page 345 - He started, awakened, and plunged into the first cell after his leader. The latter held a torch which cast flickering light through the apartments, so that shadows and flames seemed leaping and sporting among the ruins like ghosts. Fortino held his breath and, suffused with misery, stumbled into the second cell. The guard pointed to the door. Fortino put his hand on it, and it creaked and swung open. He entered, followed by the other, and it emitted a dull sound as it closed after them. Into the...
Page 344 - Copyright 1900. Little, Brown & Co. The noon beat down heat upon him. The afternoon cast his shadow longer and longer on the stony earth. The evening breeze came and cooled some of the hot sweat from his face. The sun came down in a sea of red light, and the night came. They had given Vicente his supper and the prisoner had retired to the last of the four cells, when Fortino finally arose. "Perhaps I can do It now,
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Page 344 - READINGS FROM NEW BOOKS. NO TRAITOR.' Fortino, too, that great and wretched giant, was seated on the rocks; but on those just outside the prison door. Fortino had not entered. When they had searched him before allowing him to cross the moat, he had stood and looked at the moat itself, at the walls, at all the gloomy, depressing place. Then they had told him he could enter. "Is he in there?" asked Fortino hoarsely. "Yes.

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