No Hero

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1903 - 209 pages
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Page 137 - I'll mount my steed ; And strong his arm, and fast his seat That bears frae me the meed. I'll wear thy colours in my cap Thy picture at my heart ; And he that bends not to thine eye Shall rue it to his smart ! Then tell me how to woo thee, Love ; O tell me how to woo thee ! For thy dear sake, nae care I'll take Tho ne'er another trow me.
Page 212 - The result is as unconventional as it is unexpected. $1.25 THE SHADOW OF THE ROPE " It is so absorbing that it must be read at a sitting. Having taken it up we have found ourselves unable to put it down before reaching the last page." — New York Tribune. "The detective side of the story does credit to the creator of Raffles.
Page 83 - wherever I go I may be known, as you knew me here. If it hadn't been you it would have been somebody else, and I should have known of it indirectly instead of directly; but even supposing I had escaped altogether at this hotel, the next one would probably have made up for it.
Page 38 - I don't say there's anything bad about it," returned Quinby, who seemed [to possess a pretty gift of suggestive (vielsagend) negation. "But you may hear another opinion from other people, for you will find that the whole hotel is talking about it ~ (Hornung, No Hero 52 [T].) Tongues wagged, screams alternated with guffaws, outsiders looked in; soon came Billy Watts, the threequarter man from the barn, who contented...
Page 213 - It is story-telling of the most direct kind and holds the attention from the first page to the last. Mr. Hornung seems to us in each succeeding book from his pen to gain in confidence and authority, and we do not hesitate to place him among the first of the comparatively new writers who must be reckoned with.
Page 142 - I sat ruminating upon the parapet, within a yard or two of the spot where I had first accosted Bob Evers and Mrs.