The Fur-Seal's Tooth; A Story of Alaskan Adventure

9780217386081: The Fur-Seal's Tooth; A Story of Alaskan Adventure
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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XL A PROSPECT OF SNOW-SHOES AND SLEDGES "You scoundrel!" shouted Phil, springing to where Goldollar was seated at a desk, and standing squarely in front of him. "How dare you show your thiePs face among honest men?" "Oh, it is you, is it?" retorted the other, coolly, staring at Phil from head to foot. "What are you doing here, where you have no business and are not wanted, and what do you mean by calling me a thief?" "I mean what I say. Didn't you steal this from me?" Here Phil produced the fur-seal's tooth. "No, I did not. I bought it from a Yukon Indian a few days ago." "That's false, and you know it. But never mind. Didn't you steal nearly one hundred dollars from me on the Canadian Pacific train?" "No, I did not. I saw you stick a wad of bills in your pocket, and thought at the time you were the most careless fellow with money I ever knew; but I never touched it or thought of doing such a thing." "Perhaps you will also deny having me arrested on a false charge in Victoria?" said Phil, his voice trembling with anger. "Yes, I do deny having you arrested on a false charge, but not on a true one. The charge was threatened assault and battery, and I -think I let you off pretty easy by not staying to press it. Now, if you don't keep a civil tongue in your head, and get out of here pretty quick, you'll find yourself in a worse fix mighty sudden. Say, Jacob, where did I get that furseal's tooth I have been wearing as a watch-charm?" he asked of one of the group of clerks who had with angry looks been loitering about Phil during this scene. "Bought it of an Indian, for I saw you do it," was the prompt reply. "So did I;" " and I," spoke up two more. "Hustle him out! What does he mean by coming here and insulting one of us !" cried others. For once, prudence got th...

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