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The Barrier

By Beach, Rex

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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Barrier  
Author: Beach, Rex
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Excerpt: Chapter 1. THE LAST FRONTIER. Many men were in debt to the trader at Flambeau, and many counted him as a friend. The latter never reasoned why, except that he had done them favors, and in the North that counts for much. Perhaps they built likewise upon the fact that he was ever the same to all, and that, in days of plenty or in times of famine, his store was open to every man, and all received the same measure. Nor did he raise his prices when the boats were late. They recalled one bleak and blustery autumn when the steamer sank at the Lower Ramparts, taking with her all their winter?s food, how he eked out his scanty stock, dealing to each and every one his portion, month by month. They remembered well the bitter winter that followed, when the spectre of famine haunted their cabins, and when for endless periods they cinched their belts, and cursed and went hungry to sleep, accepting, day by day, the rations doled out to them by the grim, gray man at the log store. Some of them had money?belts weighted low with gold washed from the bars at Forty Mile, and there were others who had wandered in from the Koyukuk with the first frosts, foot? sore and dragging, the legs of their skin boots eaten to the ankle, and the taste of dog meat still in their mouths. Broken and dispirited, these had fared as well through that desperate winter as their brothers from up?river, and received pound for pound of musty flour, strip for strip of rusty bacon, lump for lump of precious sugar. Moreover, the price of no single thing had risen throughout the famine.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Barrier, 1 -- Rex Beach, 1 -- Chapter I. THE LAST FRONTIER, 1 -- Chapter II. POLEON DORET'S HAND IS QUICKER THAN HIS TONGUE, 7 -- Chapter III. WITHOUT BENEFIT OF CLERGY, 16 -- Chapter IV. THE SOLDIER FINDS AN UNTRODDEN VALLEY, 23 -- Chapter V. A STORY IS BEGUN, 32 -- Chapter VI. THE BURRELL CODE, 39 -- Chapter VII. THE MAGIC OF BEN STARK, 46 -- Chapter VIII. THE KNIFE, 53 -- Chapter IX. THE AWAKENING, 62 -- Chapter X. MEADE BURRELL FINDS A PATH IN THE MOONLIGHT, 70 -- Chapter XI. WHERE THE PATH LED, 79 -- Chapter XII. A TANGLED SKEIN, 86 -- Chapter XIII. STARK TAKES A HAND IN THE GAME, 94 -- Chapter XIV. A MYSTERY IS UNRAVELLED, 103 -- Chapter XV. AND A KNOT TIGHTENED, 111 -- Chapter XVI. JOHN GALE'S HOUR, 119 -- Chapter XVII. THE LOVE OF POLEON DORET, 127 -- Chapter XVIII. RUNNION FINDS THE SINGING PEOPLE, 139 -- Chapter XIX. THE CALL OF THE OREADS, 148

 

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