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The Mistress of Bonaventure

Harold Bindloss

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Page_47" id="Page_47">[Pg 47]as cook. He was a genius at his business, though he had learned it on board a sailing ship. He was using fiery language as he banged his pans about. "It's a nice state of things when a cattle-whacking loafer can walk right in and tell me what he wants for his supper," he commenced. "General Jackson! it's bad enough when a blame cowboy outfit comes down on one like the locusts and cleans everything up, but it's worse just when I'm trying to fix a special high-grade meal."

"I'm not particular. What is good enough for a cowboy is good enough for a rancher any time," I said; and the cook, who was despotic master of his own domain, jerked his thumb over his shoulder in the direction of the house. "Guess it mightn't be to-night. Get out, and give me a fair show. You're blocking up the light."

I went on towards the house, wondering what he could mean, but halted on the threshold of our common room, a moment too late. We had worke. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This book wasn't really about the Mistress of Boneadventure. It was about Omsbrey (sp?), his friends and their fight against the bank. He did slowly fall in love, not enought to talk about though. And in the end he said he wanted to marry her. We could at LEAST get a wedding! :) The writing was hard