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.

[Front matter]

THE OVERLAND SERIES

Thrilling stories of adventures with Indians and wild animals which were daily incidents in the lives of the Pony Express Riders on the Old California Trail.

by

EDWARD S. ELLIS


First Volume
ALDEN THE PONY EXPRESS RIDER,
or Racing for Life.

Second Volume

ALDEN AMONG THE INDIANS, or The
Search for the Missing Pony Express Rider
.


The Overland Series is bound in uniform style of cloth, with side and back stamped in colors. Illustrated by Edwin J. Prittie.

Price, single volume

$1.00

Price, per set of two volumes, in attractive boxes

$2.00

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, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.