The Tempering

The Tempering

by Charles Neville Buck

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Excerpt-He stood measuring the stranger for an uncompromising matter of moments before he spoke, and when words came they were couched in a steely evenness of tone. "So ye've heerd of me--hev ye?"
He paused a moment after that, his face remaining mask-like, then he went on:
"I reckon whatever ye heered tell of me war either right favourable or right scandalous--dependin' on whether ye hed speech with my friends--or my enemies. I've got a lavish of both sorts."
McCalloway also stiffened at the note of challenge.
"I never talked to any one about you," he rejoined crisply. "I read your name in newspapers--as did many others, I dare say."
"Yes. I reckon ye read in them papers thet I kilt Old Man Carr. Wa'al, thet war es true es text. I kilt him whilst he was aimin' ter lay-way me. He'd done a'ready kilt my daddy an' I was ridin' inter Marlin Town ter buy buryin' clothes--when we met up in ther highway. Thet's ther whole hist'ry of hit."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149330768
Publisher: Kartindo Publishing House
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 339 KB

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