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The Queen of Bedlam; A Story of Frontier Army Life (Paperback) Loot Price: R255 Discovery Miles 2 550
The Queen of Bedlam; A Story of Frontier Army Life (Paperback): Charles King
The Queen of Bedlam; A Story of Frontier Army Life (Paperback): Charles King

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The Queen of Bedlam; A Story of Frontier Army Life (Paperback)

Charles King

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. THE MYSTERIES SOLVED. Confessions of various sorts were the order of the day at Laramie during the week that followed this important arrest, and then the fortnight of accusation was at an end. Parsons, the deserter, led off the day after his return to the post under escort of the little squad sent down from Terry's troop to meet him at Cheyenne. He was stubborn and silent at first, but when told by the corporal of the guard that Celestine had "gone back on him the moment she heard he had a wife at Denver, and had more than given him away," he concluded that it was time to deny some of the accusations heaped upon his head by the furious victim of his wiles. The girl had indeed obeyed his beck and will, and shielded him even in the days of suspense that followed his desertion; but no word can describe the rage of her jealousy, the fury of her hate, the recklessness of her tongue when she found that he had used her only as a tool to enrich another woman, --his lawful wife. 271 Parsons told his story to an interested audience as though he had rather enjoyed the celebrity he had acquired, and Major Miller, Dr. Bayard, Captain Forrest, and Mr. Eos well Holmes were his most attentive listeners. He had been a corporal in the Marine Corps at the Washington Navy-Yard, and had seen Dr. Bayard many a time. Eeduced to the ranks for some offence, he had become an officer's servant, and was employed at the mess-room, where Bayard must have seen him frequently, as the doctor rarely missed their festivities at the barracks. Here his peculations began and were discovered. He deserted and got to St. Louis, where he began to "barber" on a boat; got married and into more trouble; fled to Denver, and found people's wits too sharp for him; so, leaving his wife to support he...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Charles King
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 60
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-02165-7
Barcode: 9781150021657
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-02165-9

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