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Watching The Rise Of Orion Watching The Rise Of Orion

Watching The Rise Of Orion
"In all the wide border his steed was the best," and the name and fame of Terence O'Ryan were known from Strathcona to Qu'appelle. He had ambition of several kinds, and he had the virtue of not caring who knew of it. He had no guile, and little money; but never a day's work was too hard for him, and he took bad luck, when it came, with a jerk of the shoulder and a good-natured surprise on his clean-shaven face that suited well his wide gray eyes and large, luxurious mouth. He had an estate, half ranch, half farm, with... Short Stories - Post by : Sam_Odiaka - Date : July 2011 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 2025

The Error Of The Day The Error Of The Day

The Error Of The Day
The "Error of the Day" may be defined as the "The difference between the distance or range which must be put upon the sights in order to hit the target and the actual distance from the gun to the target."--_Admiralty Note._ A great naval gun never fires twice alike. It varies from day to day, and expert allowance has to be made in sighting every time it is fired. Variations in atmosphere, condition of ammunition, and the wear of the gun are the contributory causes to the ever-varying "Error of the Day." "Say, ain't he pretty?" "A Jim-dandy--oh, my!" "What's his... Short Stories - Post by : dlboy - Date : July 2011 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 2463

The Whisperer The Whisperer

The Whisperer
"And thou shalt be brought down and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be as of one that hath a familiar spirit out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust." The harvest was all in, and, as far as eye could observe, nothing remained of the golden sea of wheat which had covered the wide prairie save the yellow stubble, the bed of an ocean of wealth which had been gathered. Here the yellow level was broken by a dark patch of... Short Stories - Post by : creativetrading - Date : July 2011 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 3176

As Deep As The Sea As Deep As The Sea

As Deep As The Sea
"What can I do, Dan? I'm broke, too. My last dollar went to pay my last debt to-day. I've nothing but what I stand in. I've got prospects, but I can't discount prospects at the banks." The speaker laughed bitterly. "I've reaped and I'm sowing, the same as you, Dan." The other made a nervous motion of protest. "No; not the same as me, Flood--not the same. It's sink or swim with me, and if you can't help me--oh, I'd take my gruel without whining, if it wasn't for Di! It's that that knocks me over. It's the shame to her.... Short Stories - Post by : 35695 - Date : September 2010 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 3963