A Lost Lady by Willa Cather

By Willa Cather

A portrait of a girl who displays the conventions of her age while she defies them and whose adjustments embrace the decline and coarsening of the yankee frontier.

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The bracelet he slipped with some difficulty over his own wrist. The Indian pointed to the sky, then to the trees at his left. Graydon knew that he was telling him they must be going. He nodded and took the lead− strap of the burro. For an hour they threaded the foresttrailless so far as he could see. They passed out of it into a narrow valley between high hills. These cut off all view of the circular mountain, even had he known in what direction to look for it. The sun was half down the western sky.

They are yours for the taking. " . He lowered the rifle; studied her, wickedly. " "There is nothing else there," she said. " Slow seconds passed as he weighed her. " he said at last "Well, thenwe will all go to look at it together. " "No," she said, steadily. "We go no farther with you. You must go alone. I have told you and I tell you again you have nothing to fear except what may be in yourselves. " She stamped her foot in sudden wrath"If we had wished to kill you, could we not have abandoned you to the Xinii?

He smiled at the thought. It was hardly the word for this journeyone man headed deliberately into the range of the power Suarra had named Yu− Atlanchi! Cautious! Graydon laughed outright. Yet, he reflected, one probably could exercise caution even in invading Hell. And Suarra's land, from what he had seen of its phenomena, seemed rather close to some such place of the damned, if not well over its borders. CHAPTER VII. The Guarded Frontier 45 The Face in the Abyss Lingering upon this interesting idea, he took stock of his assets for its invasion.

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