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The Trail of the Axe

Ridgwell Cullum

Dave ran a lumber mill in western Canada. There are some workers within his organization who he trusts implicitly, some who he doesn't trust at all, and some who he is unsure about. But Dave is basically a trusting soul. Most of the folks in Malkern liked him, as he had been a major factor in shaping the village and in providing employment for a lot of the folks who lived in the area. Dave was not a pleasant site to look at; ungainly, not very attractive, yet he had a heart that was the antithesis of his lack of physical attractiveness. Dave was a good friend to Betty, who had promised her hand in marriage to Jim Truscott, who was on leave from Malkern searching for gold in the Yukon territory to secure a future for himself and his bride-to-be. Truscott had asked Dave to watch over Betty during his absence, but when he returned from his fortune seeking expedition in the Yukon, Truscott was a changed man. He didn't seem the same personable Jim Truscott that Betty had promised herself to, and Dave was a bit suspicious of his personality alterations as well. Now, Betty had to decide whether to hold herself to her promise, and Dave had to determine whether or not he should also keep himself to the promise he had made to his friend.There is plenty of action, suspense, and personal introspection combined with a love story in The Trail of the Axe, and many a surprise awaits every turn. (Summary by Roger Melin).

Dave ran a lumber mill in western Canada. There are some workers within his organization who he trusts implicitly, some who he doesn't trust at all, and some who he is unsure about. But Dave is basically a trusting soul. Most of the folks in Malkern liked him, as he had been a major factor in shaping the village and in providing employment for a lot of the folks who lived in the area. Dave was not a pleasant site to look at; ungainly, not very attractive, yet he had a heart that was the antithesis of his lack of physical attractiveness. Dave was a good friend to Betty, who had promised her hand in marriage to Jim Truscott, who was on leave from Malkern searching for gold in the Yukon territory to secure a future for himself and his bride-to-be. Truscott had asked Dave to watch over Betty during his absence, but when he returned from his fortune seeking expedition in the Yukon, Truscott was a changed man. He didn't seem the same personable Jim Truscott that Betty had promised herself to, and Dave was a bit suspicious of his personality alterations as well. Now, Betty had to decide whether to hold herself to her promise, and Dave had to determine whether or not he should also keep himself to the promise he had made to his friend.There is plenty of action, suspense, and personal introspection combined with a love story in The Trail of the Axe, and many a surprise awaits every turn. (Summary by Roger Melin).
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Genres:

Western

Description:

Dave ran a lumber mill in western Canada. There are some workers within his organization who he trusts implicitly, some who he doesn't trust at all, and some who he is unsure about. But Dave is basically a trusting soul. Most of the folks in Malkern liked him, as he had been a major factor in shaping the village and in providing employment for a lot of the folks who lived in the area. Dave was not a pleasant site to look at; ungainly, not very attractive, yet he had a heart that was the antithesis of his lack of physical attractiveness. Dave was a good friend to Betty, who had promised her hand in marriage to Jim Truscott, who was on leave from Malkern searching for gold in the Yukon territory to secure a future for himself and his bride-to-be. Truscott had asked Dave to watch over Betty during his absence, but when he returned from his fortune seeking expedition in the Yukon, Truscott was a changed man. He didn't seem the same personable Jim Truscott that Betty had promised herself to, and Dave was a bit suspicious of his personality alterations as well. Now, Betty had to decide whether to hold herself to her promise, and Dave had to determine whether or not he should also keep himself to the promise he had made to his friend.There is plenty of action, suspense, and personal introspection combined with a love story in The Trail of the Axe, and many a surprise awaits every turn. (Summary by Roger Melin).

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

12h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

32:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

33:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

30:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:54