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A Man in the Open by Roger Pocock

A MAN IN THE OPEN

_By_ ROGER POCOCK

Illustrated by M. LEONE BRACKER

SYNDICATE PUBLISHING COMPANY

NEW YORK LONDON

COPYRIGHT 1912 THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY

[Illustration: Kate]

CONTENTS

PART I

CHAPTER PAGE

I ON THE LABRADOR 1

II THE HAPPY SHIP 18

III YOUTH 36

IV THE ORDEAL BY TORTURE 47

V THE BURNING BUSH 67

PART II

I TWO SHIPS AT ANCHOR 75

II THE TREVOR ACCIDENT 90

III LOVE 107

IV THE LANDLORD 118

V THE ILLUSTRIOUS SALVATOR 130

VI ROBBERY-UNDER-ARMS 144

VII THE ROUND-UP 155

VIII THE STAMPEDE 165

IX THE UNTRUTHFUL PRISONER 178

X BREAKING THE STATUTES 190

XI BILLY O'FLYNN 203

XII EXPOUNDING THE SCRIPTURES 210

XIII NATIVITY 225

XIV THE LOCKED HOUSE 236

PART III

I SPITE HOUSE 253

II THE IMPATIENT CHAPTER 277

III RESCUE 290

IV AT HUNDRED MILE HOUSE 298

V THE CARGADOR 316

VI THE BLACK NIGHT 334

EPILOGUE 349

TO PERSONS WHO HAVE NAMESAKES IN THIS BOOK

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

Except the Bear, who is no more, the characters appearing in this volume wish me to say that their breaches of etiquette, homicides, etc., are all original sins. Their infirmities of body, soul, and spirit are their own, not mimicry of yours, not a caricature of your friend, your acquaintance, of your second-hand acquaintance, or anybody you have heard about, or even of some mere celebrity. If we hold up a mirror, it is to human nature, not to you.


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