The Short Line War


Read by Betsie Bush

(4.7 stars; 7 reviews)

"The Short Line War is a story that will appeal more particularly to the sterner sex, and we take it that the hyphenated name, Merwin-Webster, stands for two healthy-minded young men who have put their heads together and who have mapped out this story of a railroad war, in which politics form a considerable part. Jim Weeks is the central figure in the fight, and we like him so much better for knowing of the romance in his early life. He was a man 'without much instinct or imagination; he took everything seriously and literally, he could not understand a whim'--therefore a very foolish little woman came into his life only to leave it desolate. And when we meet him again after the years have rounded him, and when he stands 'before the world a man of solid achievement, calm, successful, satisfied,' we are quite prepared for the kind and tender things he does for the son of the woman he once loved. The Short Line War is not essentially a love story, which fact led us at the start to say that its healthy, vigorous style, with its politics and its railroads, will lead many a masculine novel reader to find enjoyment in its pages." -- Bookman (1899) (6 hr 28 min)

Chapters

01 - Jim Weeks 17:27 Read by Betsie Bush
02 - Mr. McNally goes to Tillman City 17:58 Read by Betsie Bush
03 - Politics and other things 18:34 Read by Betsie Bush
04 - Jim Weeks closes in 14:53 Read by Betsie Bush
05 - Tuesday evening 15:20 Read by Betsie Bush
06 - Judge Black 15:28 Read by Betsie Bush
07 - Between the lines 14:16 Read by Betsie Bush
08 - Judge Grey 13:40 Read by Betsie Bush
09 - The Matter of possession 15:06 Read by Betsie Bush
10 - Somebody loses the books 16:33 Read by Betsie Bush
11 - A politician 17:21 Read by Betsie Bush
12 - Katherine 18:19 Read by Betsie Bush
13 - Train no. 14 20:10 Read by Betsie Bush
14 - A capture at Brushingham 18:44 Read by Betsie Bush
15 - Deus ex machina 13:53 Read by Betsie Bush
16 - McNally's expedient 16:25 Read by Betsie Bush
17 - In the dark 17:26 Read by Betsie Bush
18 - The coming of dawn 17:10 Read by Betsie Bush
19 - Katherine decides 21:42 Read by Betsie Bush
20 - Harvey 23:30 Read by Betsie Bush
21 - The Tillman City stock 15:43 Read by Betsie Bush
22 - The winning of the road 13:35 Read by Betsie Bush
23 - The surrender 15:03 Read by Betsie Bush

Reviews


(5 stars)

fabulous ending and very well read.