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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II AJTUMN passed and winter, then on a day in early spring Alan Wayne was summoned to Red Hill. Snow still hung in the crevices of East Mountain. On the Hill the ashes, after the total eclipse of winter, were meekly donning pale green. The elms of Elm House too were but faintly outlined in verdure and stood like empty sherry glasses waiting for warm wine. Further down the road the maples stretched out hare, black limbs whose budding tufts of leaves served only to emphasize the nakedness of the trees. Only the firs, in a phalanx, scoffed at the general spring cleaning and looked old and sullen in consequence. The colts, driven by Alan Wayne, flashed over the brim of Red Hill on to the level top. Coachman Joe's jaw was hanging in awe and so had hung since Mr. Alan had taken the reins. For the first time in their five years of equal life the colts had felt the cut of a whip, not in anger but as a reproof for breaking. Coachman Joe had braced himself for the bolt, his hands itching to snatch the reins. But there had been no bolting, only a sudden settling down to business. For the first time in their lives the colts were being pushed, steadily, evenly, almost ? but never quite ? to the breaking point. Twice in the long drive Joegathered up his jaw and turned his head, preparing spoken tribute to a master hand. But there was no speaking to Mr. Alan's face. At that moment Joe was a part of the seat to Mr. Alan and, being a coachman of long standing in the family, he knew it. " Could n't of got here quicker if he 'd let 'em bolt," said he, in subsequent description to the stable-hand and the cook. He snatched up a pail of water and poured it steadily on the ground. " Jest like that. He knew what was in the colts the minute he laid hands on 'em and when he pulls 'em up...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2009
First published: August 2009
Authors: George Agnew Chamberlain
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 338
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-48885-3
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-48885-4
Barcode: 9780217488853

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