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The romance of a western boy; the story of Corse Payton (1901) (14580049938)

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The romance of a western boy; the story of Corse Payton (1901) (14580049938)

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Identifier: romanceofwestern00andr (find matches)
Title: The romance of a western boy; the story of Corse Payton
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Andrews, Gertrude
Subjects: Payton, Corse, 1867-
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y., Andrews Press
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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act as a vent to his own dramatic yearnings,so he planned a sensation and took two other ladsinto his confidence. By some method, whichwould probably not bear too critical an investiga-tion, they secured an old gun-barrel, and, by pool-ing finances, succeeded in getting enough moneytogether to buy a considerable amount of powder.These treasures were surreptitiously carried to asafe hiding place; and that night, if all attentionhad not been absorbed by the reunion, anxious ma-ternal suspicions would have been aroused in threedifferent homes. The next day was Sunday, andCenterville citizens slept late after the recent un-usual excitement. When the sun rose from theprairie billows, he saw a little community peace-fully enjoying that lethargic reaction which followsan emotional purgation. He saw something else,too, did that old sun who has looked down uponso many different kinds of earthly escapades.He saw three touseled-headed boys steal fromthree sleeping homes and cautiously speed to a
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MR. PAYTONS FATHER AND MOTHER. A BOYS AMBITIONS. 17 common meeting ground. Their actions wouldhave aroused the most stupid observer, for theirevery movement betokened mischief, and in threepairs of roguish eyes there gleamed a boys joy inhis own original sin. And then the Sunday calmof Centerville was broken. Anappalling explosion shook thetown to its very cellars. Thisexplosion was followed by an-other, and still another, eachincreasing in force. In a stunned sort of a wayCentervilleans opened theireyes. They had gone to sleep,their brains teeming withstories of war and bloodshed.Yesterday the towns atmos-phere was charged with pain-ful memories of old soldiers,and every one, little and big,had lived over again those sorrowful days beforeJohnny had come marching home again. Andnow to be awakened by these terrific explosions !All sorts of fearful possibilities rose in their

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