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The Short Line War

Samuel Merwin

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"The Short Line War is a story that will appeal more particularly to the sterner sex, and we take it that the hyphenated name, Merwin-Webster, stands for two healthy-minded young men who have put their heads together and who have mapped out this story of a railroad war, in which politics form a considerable part. Jim Weeks is the central figure in the fight, and we like him so much better for knowing of the romance in his early life. He was a man 'without much instinct or imagination; he took everything seriously and literally, he could not understand a whim'--therefore a very foolish little woman came into his life only to leave it desolate. And when we meet him again after the years have rounded him, and when he stands 'before the world a man of solid achievement, calm, successful, satisfied,' we are quite prepared for the kind and tender things he does for the son of the woman he once loved. The Short Line War is not essentially a love story, which fact led us at the start to say that its healthy, vigorous style, with its politics and its railroads, will lead many a masculine novel reader to find enjoyment in its pages." -- Bookman (1899)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 28m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:04