Alden the Pony Express Rider

Alden the Pony Express Rider  (1909) 
by Edward S. Ellis

Book 1 (of 2) in the Overland series. Alden and Jethro, his servant, are on their way to rejoin his parents, when they find the body of a Pony Express rider who has been killed by the Indians. On the spur of the moment, Alden decides to complete the messenger's ride to the nearest station.

Illustrated by Edwin J. Prittie

THE OVERLAND SERIES

ALDEN THE PONY EXPRESS RIDER

Frontispiece--Alden the Pony Expresss Rider.jpg

The Youth Pulled the Trigger an Instant before the Other let Fly.



THE OVERLAND SERIES




ALDEN
——THE——
Pony Express Rider
——OR——
Racing for Life


——BY——
EDWARD S. ELLIS
Author of the Deerfoot Books,
The Arizona Series, etc.


ILLUSTRATED BY
EDWIN J. PRITTIE




THE JOHN C. WINSTON COMPANY
PHILADELPHIA

Copyright 1909, by
The John C. Winston Co.

CONTENTS


  1. ChapterPage
  2. 1 .
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    9
  3. II.
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    24
  4. III.
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    39
  5. IV.
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    54
  6. V.
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    69
  7. VI.
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    84
  8. VII.
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    99
  9. VIII.
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    114
  10. IX.
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    129
  11. X.
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    145
  12. XI.
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    159
  13. XII.
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    176
  14. XIII.
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    191
  15. XIV.
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    204
  16. XV.
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    219
  17. XVI.
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    234
  18. XVII.
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    249
  19. XVIII.
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    264
  20. XIX.
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    279
  21. XX.
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    293
  22. XXI.
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    307
  23. XXII.
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    320

ILLUSTRATIONS


  1. The Youth Pulled the Trigger an Instant before the Other let Fly
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    Frontispiece
  2. Page
  3. The Sharp Cracks of Weapons Rang Out in the Stillness
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    115
  4. An Indian Arrow Told its Dreadful Story
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    209
  5. He had Discovered His Prey
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    224


This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.