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The Hound From The North

Ridgwell Cullum

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Gold! Opium! Love! Murder! Revenge! Prairie intrigue at its best: Prudence helps her mother run a ranch in southern Manitoba. Her brother has been hunting gold in the Yukon, but he returns home penniless and troubled, and accompanied by a bad-tempered 3-legged husky. Leslie, her fiance, is a Customs Officer hot on the trail of a canoe paddling opium smuggler. When a loved one is murdered, Prudence vows to avenge the bloody deed, at any cost.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .ck door, which opened out directly opposite the entrance to the great barn. But he was in no mood for back doors; the condition of his mind demanded nothing less than a 66 dignified exit, and a dignified exit is never compatible with a back door. Had he left Loon Dyke Farm in an amiable frame of mind, much that was to happen in his immediate future might have been different.

But the writing had been set forth, and there was no altering it.

He walked with a great show of unnecessary energy. It was his nature to do so. His energy was almost painful to behold. Too much vigour and energy is almost worse than chronic indolence; sooner or later people so afflicted find themselves in difficulties.

It was more than a year since his misadventure in the mountains. He had suffered for his own wrong-headedness over that matter, but he had not profited by his experience; he was incapable of doing so. His length of service and reputation for hard work had s. . . Read More