Action Raine, William MacLeod: The Vision Splendid. V1. 18 Apr 2010
#1  crutledge 04-18-2010, 05:13 PM
William MacLeod Raine (1871—1954), was a British-born American novelist who wrote fictional adventure stories about the American Old West.

A lean, wiry boy, hatchet-faced, stared with dreamy eyes out of the window of his prison. By raising himself in his seat while the teacher was not looking he could catch a silvery gleam of the river through the great firs. His thoughts were far afield. They were not concerned with the capitals of the States he was supposed to be learning, but had fared forth to the reborn earth, to the stir and movement of creeping things. The call of nature awakening from its long winter sleep drummed in his heart. He could sympathize with the bluebottle buzzing against the sunny windowpane in its efforts to reach the free world outside.

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