Billy the Kid: A Romantic Story Founded Upon the Play of the Same Name

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J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 1907 - 128 pages
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Page 122 - ... the fair prospects — the husk and the swine. I seem to be looking through a window at a peaceful life — as a hungry, lonely tramp may limp to a lamp lit window, and, peering in, see father, and mother, and round faced children, and the table spread whitely with the good sure food that to these people is a calm certainty, like breathing or sleeping — not a joyous accident, or one of the great things that man was taught to pray for. The tramp turns away with a curse or a groan, according...
Page 117 - ... most of us, during our lifetime have done things that we regret, that we don't like to talk about. But when we look back on them and must face up, we are not so callous as not to admit "Yes, I did it. I was wrong." I think that is an American trait, public acceptance of people, as we all- do, -because the Good Book says, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.
Page 57 - Peanut.' Now for the festivities. First, a drink, to put the lady in good humor. Hank, bring me a cup of brandy. The lady may not like it. She may even refuse to drink with us. In that case we will force it down her throat...
Page 121 - Our paths lie apart!" •'Billy, have you forgotten the boy and girl vows we made? Our paths did not lie apart in them. Do you remember how we planned for a happy future when you became a man? Our paths did not lie apart in that Billy, I have always loved yon ; for my sake will you not come with us and begin that other — better life?
Page 69 - A double-acting, shell-extracting, self-cocking revolver. We found it at the bottom of the old well. It is not in very good condition now, being rusted and choked with sand. Three loaded shells remain in the chambers, two have beeu fired. When you have a moment to spare see how this bullet compares with the ones still remaining: in your revolver.

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