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A Volunteer with Pike by Robert Ames Bennet

A VOLUNTEER WITH PIKE

_The True Narrative of One Dr. John Robinson and of His Love for the Fair Senorita Vallois_

BY ROBERT AMES BENNET

AUTHOR OF "FOR THE WHITE CHRIST," "INTO THE PRIMITIVE," ETC.

_With four Illustrations in color by_

CHARLOTTE WEBER-DITZLER

CHICAGO A. C. McCLURG & CO. 1909

COPYRIGHT BY A. C. MCCLURG & CO. 1909

Published October 2, 1909

Entered at Stationers' Hall, London

_All rights reserved_

THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, CAMBRIDGE, U. S. A.

TO ONE WHO FOLLOWED AFTER PIKE TO THE GRAND PEAK HALF A CENTURY LATER MY FATHER

[Illustration: "'We go in now, senorita,' I said, offering her my arm"]

_Contents_

I. THE ROSE IN THE MIRE

II. PLAIN THOMAS JEFFERSON

III. AT THE PRESIDENT'S HOUSE

IV. SENORITA ALISANDA

V. GULF AND BARRIER

VI. THE WEB OF THE PLOTTER

VII. SHIP AND CREW

VIII. THE HOSPITABLE BLENNERHASSETTS

IX. MY INDIAN TALE

X. THE FATHER OF WATERS

XI. GENERAL WILKINSON

XII. AU REVOIR

XIII. AGAINST THE CURRENT

XIV. THE LURE

XV. THE PAWNEE PERIL

XVI. THE BARRIER OF ROCK

XVII. THE GRAND PEAK

XVIII. FAMINE AND FROST

XIX. BEYOND THE BARRIER

XX. A MESSAGE TO MY LADY

XXI. HO FOR CHIHUAHUA!

XXII. GLIMPSES OF FATE

XXIII. THE HOUSE OF VALLOIS

XXIV. THE SERENADE

XXV. A VICTORY

XXVI. A DEFEAT

XXVII. HEART TO HEART

XXVIII. A SPANISH BALL

XXIX. THE INSULT

XXX. THE DUEL

XXXI. MY CROSS

XXXII. THE MESSAGE

XXXIII. IMPRESSED

XXXIV. SHAME

XXXV. UNDER THE LASH

XXXVI. ACROSS THE GULF

_Illustrations_

"'We go in now, senorita,' I said, offering her my arm"

"We swung out into the current and drifted swiftly away"

"'The Grand Peak!' I shouted. 'We'll name it for you'"

"He fell like a steer: my sword blade broke clean off, a span beyond the hilt"


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