By James Oliver Curwood
The follow-up to his well known 1914 novel Kazan, Baree, Son of Kazan follows the lifetime of little Baree, the wolf/dog combine that's the son of the noble Kazan. via a deadly chain of occasions, Baree turns into separated from the pack and is ultimately rescued by way of a tender lady and her father, a trapper. This gripping novel is a must-read for Jack London enthusiasts.
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They’re coming. Don’t worry. ” Lefty sat down on the suitcase beside her. Their shoulders touched. Desdemona moved away. ” He looked at Desdemona, puzzled, but then his expression softened and he put his arm around her. She stiffened. ” He stood up again. ” “Don’t go,” Desdemona pleaded. “I’m sorry. ” But Lefty had stormed off. He left the quay and wandered the city streets, muttering to himself. He was angry with Desdemona for rebuffing him and he was angry at himself for being angry at her, because he knew she was right.
Not one mouth uttered a sound as the realization came home that their own country had deserted them, that Smyrna now had no government, that there was nothing between them and the advancing Turks. (And did I mention how in summer the streets of Smyrna were lined with baskets of rose petals? And how everyone in the city could speak French, Italian, Greek, Turkish, English, and Dutch? And did I tell you about the famous figs, brought in by camel caravan and dumped onto the ground, huge piles of pulpy fruit lying in the dirt, with dirty women steeping them in salt water and children squatting to defecate behind the clusters?
They watched his dealing more closely, mistaking his clumsiness for a cardsharp’s sleight of hand. ” But when nothing happened, he looked up and saw again how truly deserted the Casinwas, and the sight brought home to him the high stakes they were playing for. Life. ” They nearly killed him. Lefty’s pockets bulged with winnings, and the men insisted he couldn’t leave without giving them a chance to win some of it back. ” He sat down, scratching his other leg, and thereafter started losing again and again.