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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV. IN the wretched room where
he lodged, the day following the attack in the saloon, Vanburg lay
on the bed unconscious. Dr. Remo had just left, and McGlennon was
alone with the sick man. The doctor could find no fracture; the
patient had been stunned by a heavy blow, and Nature alone must be
depended upon to assert itself. Further, he would not commit
himself, and McGlennon prepared to remain throughout the day and
see that everything was done for Vanburg's comfort. But if Fate had
treated him unkindly in bringing him to his present helpless state,
she made amends by directing the steps of Tito to the wretched
room, where, unmindful of McGlennon, forgetful of his sturdy
manliness, the tears rolled down his cheeks, for he believed
Vanburg past the hope of recovery. The Scotchman, in gentle,
soothing tones quieted his fears, assuring him that the doctor
looked for a speedy recovery; and the boy, catching at McGlennon's
hopeful, confident tone, turned a yearning, wistful glance to the
face on the pillow. "What can I do?" asked the practical Tito. "I,
too, must do something, some work. I cannot remain with folded
hands while he is so near death." McGlennon smiled at the boy's
earnestness. Like nearly every one who had come in contact with
Tito, he regarded him with affection. The passionate, the
emotional, side of the boy's character appealed to the rugged
Scotchman, and he had noted, in their intercourse, that Vanburg and
the boy had been strangely drawn to each other. In fact, even in
the little he had seen them together, Vanburg had displayed a
tenderness, a fatherly interest and devotion toward Tito, that the
observing McGlennon was quick to discern--an interest which he
attributed to Vanburg's natural warmheartedness, and his longing
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