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The Lost Despatch

Natalie Sumner Lincoln

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .The man straightened his bent shoulders to his full height; then stood passive.

"Well, well, so you have," said a quiet voice, "and what are you going to do about it?"

"A light here," roared Baker.

Obediently one of the soldiers who had come running up struck a match, and held it in the hollow of his hand so the wind would not extinguish it. As the tiny flame grew brighter, he raised the match, and the light fell full on the face of Baker's prisoner.

"Good God! The President!" gasped the colonel, and his hands fell nerveless by his side.

 

CHAPTER VII

THE MISCHANCES OF A NIGHT

Baker glanced hopelessly about him; at the President, who pulled his old gray shawl closer around his shoulders to keep out the chill wind; at Lloyd, who stood clutching Nancy by her arms; and at the soldiers who stood grouped about them. For once his feelings . . . Read More

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Entering into the last year of the American Civil War, a clever Confederate spy is at work in Washington, stealing secret despatches and ferrying them south.

Though no one will credit it, the spy is a woman, the beautiful and intrepid Nancy Newton, a friend to Lincoln himself.

Nancy is bound to her d