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The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 15. The Fugitives Flying No Longer The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 15. The Fugitives Flying No Longer

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 15. The Fugitives Flying No Longer
CHAPTER XV. THE FUGITIVES FLYING NO LONGERThe fugitives continued moving forward until morning, when, to guard against needless exposure, Kent again ran the canoe under the bank, and remained at rest the entire day. All suffered so much from hunger, that the hunter left the boat during the afternoon, and, after a few hours' absence, obtained a sufficient quantity of meat for them all. This was cooked after his usual cautious and expert fashion, and was thankfully partaken of by his companions. Roland and the maid were resting on the sheltered bank of the river; none but Kent ventured out of... Long Stories - Post by : ByronCourt - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 2292

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 14. The Rescue The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 14. The Rescue

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 14. The Rescue
CHAPTER XIV. THE RESCUERosalind was a good distance from the Ohio, and consequently a long way was to be traveled by Kent and Leslie. During the first night of their journey, a bright moon favored them, and they continued on without halting until morning. The hunter struck the trail at an early hour in the day, and the two continued their pursuit with renewed ardor until the sun was high in the heavens, when they halted for rest. When they finally halted, it was on the banks of Big Sandy, at the point where the West Fork unites with it. Here... Long Stories - Post by : ByronCourt - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 1761

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 13. The Captive The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 13. The Captive

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 13. The Captive
CHAPTER XIII. THE CAPTIVELeland and Leslie conversed and recounted to each other their adventures until those were exhausted, when they endeavored to keep off the chill by taking turns at the oars. Morning at length began to appear. In a short time darkness lifted from the water, and the bright rays of the morning sun pierced the foliage of the forest and rested upon the stream. About the middle of the forenoon, Kent ran in under the bank and sprung ashore. The day was quite warm, and it was a pleasure for the three to step upon the land and stretch... Long Stories - Post by : ByronCourt - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 2546

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 12. Escape The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 12. Escape

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 12. Escape
CHAPTER XII. ESCAPEThe hunter in the course of the day had gained a full knowledge of the intentions of the Indians in regard to their captives. Leland was to suffer death at the stake at an early period, while the negro was to be reserved until some indefinite time in the future, to be tortured. The hunter had completely succeeded in disarming his enemies of every suspicion. He had employed himself, as we have seen, in throwing his tomahawk at Leland; and learning through a casual remark that he was to be put to the torture, he expressed his opinion strongly... Long Stories - Post by : ByronCourt - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 1437

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 11. A Friend The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 11. A Friend

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 11. A Friend
CHAPTER XI. A FRIENDIn a short time the whole body of Indians were awake and astir. The morning meal was soon prepared and hastily eaten, and they set forward. Leland found that his wound was much better, and he traveled without difficulty. The savages took a southerly direction, and appeared to be journeying toward the destination of those who held Rosalind. Their march continued without interruption until noon, when they halted for a couple of hours for rest and food. For the first time, George partook of some, and felt in a more hopeful frame of mind. Zeb was as usual,... Long Stories - Post by : ByronCourt - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 1927

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 8. The Companion In Captivity The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 8. The Companion In Captivity

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 8. The Companion In Captivity
CHAPTER VIII. THE COMPANION IN CAPTIVITYWhen Leland left the boat, he wandered forward for a considerable distance, not noticing the direction in which he was going, only intent upon securing game of some sort or other. Still, he exercised considerable caution in his movements, and determined not to risk a shot unless he was certain of his success. Birds and quadrupeds were plenty, and he did not entertain any doubts of his ability to secure all that he wished. He permitted several good shots to pass, for the reason that he did not wish to fire until the hour was up.... Long Stories - Post by : ByronCourt - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 2610

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 7. Lost And Found The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 7. Lost And Found

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 7. Lost And Found
CHAPTER VII. LOST AND FOUNDThe two young men slept soundly through the night. When Leslie awoke it was broad day, and his companion was still asleep. He suffered him to remain so until the day was well advanced. Then each felt the pangs of hunger. Leland proposed that one should land and go in quest of food, but Leslie answered: "If Kent appears, it will be in the course of a few hours. We had better wait and see what comes of patience." Another hour of silence wore away. Leland was about to speak when Leslie exclaimed, in a whisper: "Hush!"... Long Stories - Post by : gefsmith - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 860

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 6. The Raft The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 6. The Raft

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 6. The Raft
CHAPTER VI. THE RAFTSlowly, silently and gently the boat glided onward--both Leslie and Leland as motionless as death, yet with hearts throbbing wildly and fearfully. The former stooped and whispered: "There are three Indians on it, upon the opposite side from us. We must pass beyond the log before they will be in range of our guns. They will not fire until we begin to pass them. Take a quick but sure aim, and drop down in the bottom of the boat the instant your gun is discharged." Nearer and nearer came the canoe to the log, until but a few... Long Stories - Post by : gefsmith - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 591

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 5. The Meeting On The River The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 5. The Meeting On The River

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 5. The Meeting On The River
CHAPTER V. THE MEETING ON THE RIVERFor some minutes after Zeb's disappearance, Leslie remained without moving, scarcely breathing for fear there might still be some Indians overhead; but as minute after minute wore by, and no sound above warned him that his enemies were in the vicinity, he managed to creep from his hiding-place and seat himself upon a rock near by. Now that he was safe for the present, he began to examine his wounds. There being no strong emotion to occupy his mind, the pain again came upon him, and he feared that he might be dangerously hurt; but,... Long Stories - Post by : gefsmith - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 2540

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 4. The Captives The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 4. The Captives

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 4. The Captives
CHAPTER IV. THE CAPTIVESWhen Rosalind Leland felt herself seized by the savage, she fainted in the arms of her swarthy captor, and so remained for a long space of time. When she recovered, she found that she was a secure prisoner in the hands of her enemies. She was grieved to see that Zeb was a companion in captivity. She felt that, could she alone suffer, she would willingly bear it. Although acquainted with many Indians, she was unable to recognize any of those around. This, of course, was a gratification. It showed that the kindness of her parents and herself... Long Stories - Post by : gefsmith - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 664

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 3. Kent And Leslie The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 3. Kent And Leslie

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 3. Kent And Leslie
CHAPTER III. KENT AND LESLIEWhen Roland Leslie reached his destination some miles up the Ohio, his fears and suspicions were confirmed. There had been a massacre, a week previous, of a number of settlers, and the Indians were scouring the country for more victims. This information was given by Kent Whiteman, the person for whom he was searching. This personage was a strange character, some forty years of age, who led a wandering hunter's life, and was known by every white man for a great distance along the Ohio. Roland Leslie had made his acquaintance when but a mere lad, and... Long Stories - Post by : gefsmith - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 1401

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 2. The Night Of Terror The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 2. The Night Of Terror

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 2. The Night Of Terror
CHAPTER II. THE NIGHT OF TERRORFew words were interchanged during the evening. George and Rosalind had enough to occupy their minds, and Zeb, finding them taciturn, relapsed into a sullen silence. At an early hour each retired. Rosalind now felt more than George that unaccountable presentiment which sometimes comes over one in cases of danger. During the last few hours it had increased until it nearly resolved itself into a certainty. The view from the front of the house was clear and unobstructed to the river, a quarter of a mile distant. Along this lay the cultivated clearing, while the forest,... Long Stories - Post by : matrix_mlm - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 2518

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 1. Zeb And His Master The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 1. Zeb And His Master

The Ranger; Or, The Fugitives Of The Border - Chapter 1. Zeb And His Master
CHAPTER I. ZEB AND HIS MASTERAt the southern part of Ohio the river of that name swerves from its south-western course, and makes a sweeping bend toward the north-west, many years ago stood a large and imposing dwelling. Its character, so different and superior to others found here and there along the Ohio, showed that its owner must have been a man both of superior taste and abundant means. It had been built by Sir William Leland, who had emigrated from Europe with his young wife, and erected a home in the western wilderness. Here they lived a goodly number... Long Stories - Post by : matrix_mlm - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 846

The Lost Trail - Chapter 31. Pursuer And Pursued The Lost Trail - Chapter 31. Pursuer And Pursued

The Lost Trail - Chapter 31. Pursuer And Pursued
CHAPTER XXXI. PURSUER AND PURSUEDWhen Deerfoot the Shawanoe encountered his enemy in the path and turned over the rifle to him, he knew that his leniency toward his implacable foe had not softened his heart in the least. He only awaited the opportunity to turn like a rattlesnake on his magnanimous master, and the youth therefore took particular care that such opportunity should not be given him. Deerfoot held his tomahawk tightly grasped and poised, determined to hurl it with resistless and unerring aim on the very first move of the warrior against him. He remained as rigid as... Long Stories - Post by : matrix_mlm - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 2997

The Lost Trail - Chapter 30. An Unwelcome Visitor The Lost Trail - Chapter 30. An Unwelcome Visitor

The Lost Trail - Chapter 30. An Unwelcome Visitor
CHAPTER XXX. AN UNWELCOME VISITORBoth Jack Carleton and Otto Relstaub were disturbed by the singular behavior of the squaw and chief. "They're talking about something outdoors," whispered Jack; "keep quiet and listen." The faint rustling of the leaves, the gentle breathing of the sleeping infant, and the soft purring of the fire (caused by the sudden flaring up of one of the brands), were the only sounds that came to their ears. Wish-o-wa-tum held the stem of his pipe between his lips, without ejecting any smoke, while his eyes were fixed on the ground in front of his feet, with... Long Stories - Post by : matrix_mlm - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 2802

The Lost Trail - Chapter 29. Within The Wigwam The Lost Trail - Chapter 29. Within The Wigwam

The Lost Trail - Chapter 29. Within The Wigwam
CHAPTER XXIX. WITHIN THE WIGWAMJack Carleton walked to the flapping deerskin which closed the entrance to the wigwam, flung it aside, and, stooping slightly, stepped within. Looking into the face of Wish-o-wa-tum, he made a half military salute and, straightening up, called out: "How do you do, brother?" The etiquette of the visitor required him to advance and offer his hand, but he was afraid to do so while in doubt as to the sentiments of the chief. The young Kentuckian recalled an instance somewhat similar to the present in a Huron warrior, grasping the hand of the white... Long Stories - Post by : matrix_mlm - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 1010

The Lost Trail - Chapter 28. The Eavesdropper The Lost Trail - Chapter 28. The Eavesdropper

The Lost Trail - Chapter 28. The Eavesdropper
CHAPTER XXVIII. THE EAVESDROPPERNaturally the first impression of Jack Carleton, on seeing the light, was that it proceeded from the fire kindled by Otto. It struck him as curious that he should do so before be could be certain the horse was captured; but, in accordance with his training, Jack took nothing for granted. A few guarded steps, and he discovered the truth; the light was much closer than he suspected, and came through a slight rent in the side of an Indian wigwam. The young Kentuckian was astounded, for he had never dreamed of anything of the kind.... Long Stories - Post by : matrix_mlm - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 1898

The Lost Trail - Chapter 27. A Failure The Lost Trail - Chapter 27. A Failure

The Lost Trail - Chapter 27. A Failure
CHAPTER XXVII. A FAILUREThe task which Jack Carleton took upon himself, when he parted company with Otto Relstaub on the clearing, was of the simplest nature, and one which he was confident could be accomplished without trouble; it was to reach by a circuitous course a point directly opposite to his friend, and on a line with the horse, so that if the latter fled from one, he could be secured by the other. The experience of the young Kentuckian averted some mistakes into which others might have fallen. One of the hardest things for a hunter to do, while... Long Stories - Post by : matrix_mlm - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 1306

The Lost Trail - Chapter 26. An Unexpected Interview The Lost Trail - Chapter 26. An Unexpected Interview

The Lost Trail - Chapter 26. An Unexpected Interview
CHAPTER XXVI. AN UNEXPECTED INTERVIEWHaving turned his back on his pursuers, Deerfoot gave them no further attention. His purpose now was to defend Jack Carleton and Otto Relstaub from the two red men in pursuit. It will be remembered that the youthful warrior had fixed in his own mind the course taken by the others, and he hastened to a point where he was hopeful of finding the trail. But the calculation which led him thither was drawn too fine. Like the detective who spins a theory, perfect in every part and bristling with proof, he found that... Long Stories - Post by : matrix_mlm - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 717

The Lost Trail - Chapter 25. At Bay The Lost Trail - Chapter 25. At Bay

The Lost Trail - Chapter 25. At Bay
CHAPTER XXV. AT BAYThe "old Indian" asserted itself in Deerfoot the Shawanoe. While every act, and in deed every thought, of the wonderful young warrior was prompted by conscience, yet his views of duty under certain circumstances, were fitted to bring a smile to the face of an impartial judge. While standing behind the tree on the crest of the elevation, he was sure of two things: he had little time to lose in going to the help of Jack Carleton and Otto Relstaub, and the Shawanoes who were trailing him were close at hand. He settled the dispute... Long Stories - Post by : matrix_mlm - Date : May 2012 - Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis - Read : 760