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The Short Line War

Gelesen von Betsie Bush

(4,714 Sterne; 7 Bewertungen)

"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

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02 - Mr. McNally goes to Tillman City

17:58

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03 - Politics and other things

18:34

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04 - Jim Weeks closes in

14:53

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05 - Tuesday evening

15:20

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06 - Judge Black

15:28

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07 - Between the lines

14:16

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08 - Judge Grey

13:40

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09 - The Matter of possession

15:06

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10 - Somebody loses the books

16:33

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11 - A politician

17:21

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12 - Katherine

18:19

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13 - Train no. 14

20:10

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14 - A capture at Brushingham

18:44

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15 - Deus ex machina

13:53

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16 - McNally's expedient

16:25

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17 - In the dark

17:26

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18 - The coming of dawn

17:10

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19 - Katherine decides

21:42

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20 - Harvey

23:30

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21 - The Tillman City stock

15:43

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22 - The winning of the road

13:35

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23 - The surrender

15:03

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fabulous ending and very well read.