By Zane Grey
Logan Huett suggestion he knew the West. as soon as a scout with the military, he was once acquainted with either the hardships and rewards of pioneer lifestyles. yet no longer even Logan may perhaps foresee the demanding situations that lay forward for him and his younger spouse Lucinda--raising a brood of headstrong young ones, suffering to accomplish monetary safety within the desolate tract, concealing a long-buried relatives mystery, and, ultimately, surviving the tragedy dealt them through a devastating conflict.
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Gregor turned back the top of the cock and dug out a hole. The long-lying hay smelt warm and rotten. 'Crawl into the middle. It's like a stove here,' he told her. She threw down the sack and buried herseH up to the neck in hay. Shivering with cold, Gregor lay down at her side. A tender, agitating scent came from her damp hair� She lay with head thrown back, breathing regularly through her haH-open mouth. 'Your hair smells like henbane : you 'know, the white flower,' Gregor whispered, bending towards her.
She smelt of the dank, black earth. 'The courses are roaring like anything,' she panted. 'Put on your coat and run to Aksinia,' her father told her. ' Dunia quickly returned with the women. Aksinia, in a blue skirt and a ragged jacket belted with rope, looked shorter and thinner. tighter knot, and throwing back her head, stared coldly at Gregor. As corpulent Malashka tied up her stocking, she said hoarsely : 'Have you got sacks ? ' They all went into the yard. The rain was still falling heavily, 34 the puddles frothed and crawled in strea� down towards the Don.
He promised to build a church; didn't he do it ? ' Stepan asked, when he returned. 'You're a fool, Stepan. ' 'There was no agreement whatever about coal, and the trea sure. . ' The flames of the fire shook with the laughter that arose. Christonia raised his head from the pot, and not under standing what the laughter was about, drowned all the rest with his heavy roar. Aksinia was seventeen when she was given in marriage to Stepan Astakhov. She came from the village of Dubrovka, from the sands on the other side of the Don.
30,000 on the Hoof by Zane Grey