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In the midst of alarms.

Robert Barr

In the midst of alarms.

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Published by Frederick A. Stokes Co. in New York .
Written in English

Edition Notes

Reprinted by University of Toronto Press, Toronto, c1973.

SeriesToronto reprint library of Canadian prose and poetry, Twentieth century series
LC ClassificationsPR4069B2 I5 1894a
The Physical Object
Pagination275 p.
Number of Pages275
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19265009M
ISBN 100802075010

There was, as Yates afterward remarked, "abundance, and plenty of it. There's a nigger in the fence somewheres. Groups of men stood here and there conversing, heedless of the rush of arrival and departure around them. A certain international element seems to have crept into this dispute.

In such a place as this, at such an hour, We'll raise a tent to ward off sun and shower. Okay, they are represented, but not well represented. Well, I'm glad I knocked something into his head. His admiration for her accomplishment evidently went beyond his powers of expression. Although she was talking volubly to the professor, her maternal vigilance never even nodded, much less slept. She passed along among them as composedly as if she were in her own drawing room, inclining her head slightly to one or other of her acquaintances, which salutation was gravely acknowledged by the raising of the hat and the temporary removal of the cigar from the lips.

It did not seem to me that his duty to those under his charge ended with mere book learning. They're stopping everybody--except me," he added, drawing himself up, as if he were the one individual who stood in with the United States Government. He spoke, for once, without due reflection, and with perhaps an exaggerated remembrance of your school-day offenses. Numerous daily papers were scattered around on the table, each attached to a long, clumsy cleft holder made of wood; while other journals, similarly encumbered, hung from racks against the wall.

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Since then, although only a reporter, I am about the top of the tree in that line, and make enough money to pay my poker debts and purchase iced drinks to soothe the asperities of the game.

The principal may be local in his ideals of a successful man, or of one who reflects credit on his teaching.

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And, talking of the old Nick himself, here he is. It seems their birthright. Couldn't give a better room to the President if he came.

It needed no second glance to see that he was her brother, not only on account of the family resemblance between them, but also because he allowed her to get into the buggy without offering the slightest assistance, which, indeed, was not needed, and graciously permitted her to place the duster that covered his knees over her own lap as well.

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I've been waiting for you nearly a whole day. Of the latter there was not an honest man among them, according to the reporter; of the former there were few who had not made the most ghastly mistakes. Bartlett resumed conversation with the professor, Yates looked up at young Hiram and winked.

The latter, in answer to Mrs. Crinoline was fashionable, even in the country, in those days, and ribs of cane were used before the metallic distenders of dresses came in. Women of color are not well represented. Yates' hand dropped from the electric button hopelessly to his side, and he looked reproachfully at the professor.

Another jewel is a list of recipes. Then in the morning you can find a place in the woods to suit you, and my boy will take an ax and cut stakes for you, and help to put up your precious tent.

The young man kept his temper admirably, but he knew just where to touch the elder on the raw.

In the Midst of Alarms: The Untold Story of Women and the War of 1812

He drew his open hand nervously down his face, which was of unusual gravity even for him. A man with a stentorian, but monotonous and mournful, voice was filling the air with the information that a train was about to depart for Albany, Saratoga, Troy, Boston, New York, and the East.

The customs officer looked with suspicion on the whole outfit, and evidently did not like the tone of the American My valise contains books principally, with some articles of wearing apparel, said the professor, opening his grip.

Let's go down. By the way, how is my old friend ? The professor, who was a kind-hearted man, drew a herring across the scent. The answer, of course, was to borrow ideas from indigenous people. He is usually short of men and long on things to do, so if you don't worry him into letting you off, he won't lose any sleep over it.

Bartlett's right leg became twisted around his with a steel-like grip that speedily convinced the younger man he would have to give way or a bone would break. I know more about putting up tents than you do about science, or whatever you teach.This satirical and witty first novel is a high-spirited account of the Fenian 'invasion' of Canada near Ridgeway.

Adding spice to the novel are the romances of the two leading men, a Toronto professor and an American reporter, who become involved with farmer's daughters.

In the Midst of Alarms book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. THE FORGOTTEN INVASIONSThe country is Canada. The year is 1 /5. In the Midst of Alarms. [Robert Barr; Douglas Lochhead] -- This satirical and witty first novel is a high-spirited account of the Fenian 'invasion' of Canada near Ridgeway.

Adding spice to the novel are the romances of the two leading men, a Toronto. May 17,  · In the Midst of Alarms Robert Barr. Literature/Poetry; 7 ratings.

So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions. Book ExcerptI know just the spot for the tent," cried young Hiram—"down in the hollow. Dianne Graves is the author of two previous books.

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