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Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 18. The Battle In The Canyon Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 18. The Battle In The Canyon

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 18. The Battle In The Canyon
Chapter XVIII. The Battle In The CanyonHunched over, with Isobel's head sheltered against his breast, Philip rode a dozen paces behind the agent. It seemed as if the sun had suddenly burst in molten fire upon the back of his neck, and for a time it made him dizzy. His bridle reins hung loosely over the pommel. He made no effort to guide his horse, which followed after Billinger's. It was Billinger who brought him back to himself. The agent waited for them, and when he swung over in one stirrup to look at the girl it was the animal ferocity... Long Stories - Post by : simkl - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 1420

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 17. The Girl In The Wreck Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 17. The Girl In The Wreck

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 17. The Girl In The Wreck
Chapter XVII. The Girl In The WreckIn that moment of terrible shock--in the one moment when it seemed to him as though no other woman in the world could have worn that golden tress of hair but Isobel, Philip had stopped his horse, and his face had gone as white as death. With a tremendous effort he recovered himself, and saw Billinger staring at him as though the hot sun had for an instant blinded him of reason. But the lock of hair still rippled and shone before his eyes. Only twice in his life could he remember having seen hair... Long Stories - Post by : Joe_Coon - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 656

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 16. A Lock Of Golden Hair Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 16. A Lock Of Golden Hair

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 16. A Lock Of Golden Hair
Chapter XVI. A Lock Of Golden HairAs the sun was rising in a burning August glare over the edge of the parched prairie, Philip saw ahead of him the unpainted board shanty that was called Bleak House Station, and a few moments later he saw a man run out into the middle of the track and stare down at him from under the shade of his hands. It was Billinger, his English-red face as white as he had left Gunn's, his shirt in rags, arms bare, and his tremendous blond mustaches crisped and seared by fire. Close to the station, fastened... Long Stories - Post by : rlscott - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 616

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 15. Philip's Last Assignment Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 15. Philip's Last Assignment

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 15. Philip's Last Assignment
Chapter XV. Philip's Last AssignmentPhilip, instead of following the doctor, laid a detaining hand upon his arm."Wait!" he said.Something in the seriousness of his manner drew a quick look of apprehension over the other's face."I want to talk with you," continued Philip. "Let us walk a little way down the trail."The doctor eyed him suspiciously as they turned away from the cabin."See here, Phil Steele," he said, and there was a hard ring in his voice, "I've had all sorts of confidence in you, and I've told you more, perhaps, than I ought. I don't suppose you have a suspicion that... Long Stories - Post by : sbeard - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 646

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 14. What Came Of The Great Love Experiment Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 14. What Came Of The Great Love Experiment

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 14. What Came Of The Great Love Experiment
Chapter XIV. What Came Of The Great Love ExperimentFor an hour after he had gone to bed Philip lay awake thinking of the doctor's story. He dreamed of it when he fell asleep. In a way for which he could not account, the story had a peculiar effect upon him, and developed in him a desire to know the end. He awoke in the morning anxious to resume the subject with McGill, but the doctor disappointed him. During the whole of the day he made no direct reference to his mission in the North, and when Philip once or twice brought... Long Stories - Post by : sbeard - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 2981

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 13. The Great Love Experiment Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 13. The Great Love Experiment

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 13. The Great Love Experiment
Chapter XIII. The Great Love ExperimentFor a full half minute after the other's words Philip stared in astonishment. Then, with a joyful shout, he suddenly reached out his hand across the stove."By thunder," he cried, "you're from home!""Home!" exclaimed the other. There was a startled note in his voice. "You're--you're a Chicago man?" he asked, staring strangely at Philip and gripping his hand at the same time."Ever hear of Steele--Philip Egbert Steele? I'm his son.""Good Heavens!" drawled the doctor, gazing still harder at him and pinching the ice from his beard, "what are you doing up here?""Prodigal son," grinned Philip. "Waiting... Long Stories - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 1118

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 12. The Fight--And A Strange Visitor Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 12. The Fight--And A Strange Visitor

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 12. The Fight--And A Strange Visitor
Chapter XII. The Fight--And A Strange VisitorAt DeBar's words the blood leaped swiftly through Philip's veins, and he laughed as he flung the outlaw's hand from his arm."I'm not afraid of death," he cried angrily. "Don't take me for a child, William DeBar. How long since you found this God of yours?"He spoke the words half tauntingly, and as soon regretted them, for in a voice that betrayed no anger at the slur DeBar said: "Ever since my mother taught me the first prayer, Phil. I've killed three men and I've helped to hang three others, and still I believe in... Long Stories - Post by : andrewteg - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 2687

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 11. The Law Versus The Man Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 11. The Law Versus The Man

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 11. The Law Versus The Man
Chapter XI. The Law Versus The ManSuddenly a great thrill shot through Philip, and for an instant he stood rigid. What was that he saw out in the gray gloom of Arctic desolation, creeping up, up, up, almost black at its beginning, and dying away like a ghostly winding-sheet? A gurgling cry rose in his throat, and he went on, panting now like a broken-winded beast in his excitement. It grew near, blacker, warmer. He fancied that he could feel its heat, which was the new fire of life blazing within him.He went down between two great drifts into a pit... Long Stories - Post by : mrtwist - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 1793

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 10. Isobel's Disappearance Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 10. Isobel's Disappearance

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 10. Isobel's Disappearance
Chapter X. Isobel's DisappearanceFour hundred miles as an arrow might fly, five hundred by snowshoes and dog-sledge; up the Pelican Lake waterway, straight north along the edge of the Geikie Barrens, and from Wollaston westward, Philip hurried--not toward the hiding place of William DeBar, but toward Lac Bain.A sledge and six dogs with a half-breed driver took him from Le Pas as far as the Churchill; with two Crees, on snow-shoes, he struck into the Reindeer country, and two weeks later bought a sledge and three dogs at an Indian camp on the Waterfound. On the second day, in the barrens... Long Stories - Post by : codebluenj - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 2123

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 9. Philip Takes Up The Trail Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 9. Philip Takes Up The Trail

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 9. Philip Takes Up The Trail
Chapter IX. Philip Takes Up The TrailThe letter--the flowers--that one shining golden hair, wound in a glistening thread about their shriveled stems, seemed for a short space to lift Philip Steele from out of the world he was in, to another in which his mind was only vaguely conscious, stunned by this letter that had come with the unexpectedness of a thunderbolt to change, in a single instant, every current of life in his body. For a few moments he made no effort to grasp the individual significance of the letter, the flowers, the golden hair. One thought filled his brain--one... Long Stories - Post by : sbeard - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 2168

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 8. Another Letter For Philip Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 8. Another Letter For Philip

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 8. Another Letter For Philip
Chapter VIII. Another Letter For PhilipFrom beside his prisoner in the deep gloom Philip saw Thorpe and his wife come out of the cabin a minute later and hurry away through the night. Then he dragged the guard into the prison, relocked the door, left the key in the lock, and returned to Hodges' office to replace the old clothes for his uniform. Not until he stood looking down upon the dead body again did the enormity of his own offense begin to crowd upon him. But he was not frightened nor did he regret what he had done. He turned... Long Stories - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 546

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 7. The Tragedy In The Cabin Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 7. The Tragedy In The Cabin

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 7. The Tragedy In The Cabin
Chapter VII. The Tragedy In The CabinA few moments later Philip heard the movement of heavy feet, the opening and closing of a door, and for a time after that there was silence. Had MacGregor anticipated this, he wondered? Was this a part of the program which the inspector had foreseen that he would play? His blood warmed at the thought and he clenched his fists. Then he began to think more calmly. His captors had not relieved him of his weapons. They had placed his service cap in the box with him and had unbuckled his cartridge belt so that... Long Stories - Post by : sbeard - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 1227

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 6. Philip Follows A Pretty Face Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 6. Philip Follows A Pretty Face

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 6. Philip Follows A Pretty Face
Chapter VI. Philip Follows A Pretty FaceIt was late in the afternoon when Philip's instructions came from the inspector. They were tersely official in form, gave him all necessary authority, and ordered him to leave for Le Pas that night. Pinned to the order was a small slip of paper, and on this MacGregor had repeated in writing his words of a few hours before: "Whatever happens, bring back your prisoner."There was no signature to this slip, and the first two words were heavily underscored. What did this double caution mean? Coming from a man like MacGregor, who was as choice... Long Stories - Post by : Truman - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 581

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 5. Beauty-Proof Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 5. Beauty-Proof

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 5. Beauty-Proof
Chapter V. Beauty-ProofIt was Pierrot who aroused Philip in the morning."Mon, Dieu, but you have slept like a bear," he exclaimed. "The storm has cleared and it will be fine traveling. Eh--you have not heard? I wonder why they are firing guns off toward Lac Bain!"Philip jumped from his bed, and his first look was in the direction of the box. He was criminal enough to hope that Jacques would not discover that the scarf was missing."A moose--probably," he said. "There were tracks close up to the post a day or two ago."He was anxious to begin their journey, and assisted... Long Stories - Post by : mrtwist - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 3462

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 4. The Silken Scarf Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 4. The Silken Scarf

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 4. The Silken Scarf
Chapter IV. The Silken ScarfA loneliness deeper than he had ever known--a yearning that was almost pain, oppressed Philip as he left Lac Bain behind him. Half a mile from the post he stopped under a shelter of dense spruce, and stood listening as there came to him faintly the distant howling of a dog. After all, had he done right? He laughed harshly and his hands clenched as he thought of Bucky Nome. He had done right by him. But the skull--Mrs. Becker--was that right? Like a flash there came to him out of the darkness a picture of the... Long Stories - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 2797

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 3. A Skull And A Flirtation Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 3. A Skull And A Flirtation

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 3. A Skull And A Flirtation
Chapter III. A Skull And A FlirtationIt was late afternoon when they came into Lac Bain, and as soon as Philip had turned over the colonel and his wife to Breed, he hurried to his own cabin. At the door he encountered Buck Nome. The two men had not met since a month before at Nelson House, and there was but little cordiality in Sng to say howdy to 'em," explained Nome, pausing for a moment. "Deuce of a good joke on you, Steele! How do you like the job of bringing in an old colonel's frozen wife, or a frozen... Long Stories - Post by : mrtwist - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 890

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 2. A Face Out Of The Night Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 2. A Face Out Of The Night

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 2. A Face Out Of The Night
Chapter II. A Face Out Of The NightSteele came up to the Hudson's Bay Company's post at Lac Bain on the seventh day after the big storm, and Breed, the factor, confided two important bits of information to him while he was thawing out before the big box-stove in the company's deserted and supply-stripped store. The first was that a certain Colonel Becker and his wife had left Fort Churchill, on Hudson's Bay, to make a visit at Lac Bain; the second, that Buck Nome had gone westward a week before and had not returned. Breed was worried, not over Nome's... Long Stories - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 2555

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 1. The Hyacinth Letter Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 1. The Hyacinth Letter

Philip Steele Of The Royal Northwest Mounted Police - Chapter 1. The Hyacinth Letter
Chapter I. The Hyacinth LetterPhilip Steele's pencil drove steadily over the paper, as if the mere writing of a letter he might never mail in some way lessened the loneliness.The wind is blowing a furious gale outside. From off the lake come volleys of sleet, like shot from guns, and all the wild demons of this black night in the wilderness seem bent on tearing apart the huge end-locked logs that form my cabin home. In truth, it is a terrible night to be afar from human companionship, with naught but this roaring desolation about and the air above filled with... Long Stories - Post by : Dusty13 - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 1289

The River's End - Chapter 25 The River's End - Chapter 25

The River's End - Chapter 25
CHAPTER XXVIt was many minutes, after Keith's arms had closed around Mary Josephine, before he released her enough to hold her out and look at her. She was there, every bit of her, eyes glowing with a greater glory and her face wildly aflush with a thing that had never been there before; and suddenly, as he devoured her in that hungry look, she gave a little cry, and hugged herself to his breast, and hid her face there.And he was whispering again and again, as though he could find no other word,"Mary--Mary--Mary--"Duggan drew away from the door. The two had... Long Stories - Post by : vbhnl - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 2546

The River's End - Chapter 24 The River's End - Chapter 24

The River's End - Chapter 24
CHAPTER XXIVFor a matter of ten seconds neither of the two men moved. Keith was stunned. Andy Duggan's eyes were fairly popping out from under his bushy brows. And then unmistakably Keith caught the scent of bacon in the air."Andy--Andy Duggan," he choked. "You know me--you know Johnny Keith--you know me--you--"Duggan answered with an inarticulate bellow and jumped at Keith as if to bear him to the ground. He hugged him, and Keith hugged, and then for a minute they stood pumping hands until their faces were red, and Duggan was growling over and over:"An' you passed me there at McCoffin's... Long Stories - Post by : Ndoki - Date : May 2012 - Author : James Oliver Curwood - Read : 1170