Dead Man's Gold

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Dead Man's Gold  (1920) 
by J. Allan Dunn
Frontispiece by Ralph Pallen Coleman.

"He's gone!" said Healy, his voice sharp with greed and anger. "Gone—and he never told us where it was. Wasted his time talking about his fool wife and kid." [...] He watched Stone's efforts to get some liquor between the old prospector's teeth, worn and stained, but stubbornly resisting. It was ghastly work. It seemed like trying to wrest a secret from the grave, disturbing the rest that an old man longed for. Stone felt the brutality of it, but the lust of gold had entered into him as it had entered into the others. …

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DEAD
MAN'S
GOLD

J. ALLAN
DUNN

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"'Swear to do your best to find the stuff, then to split half with her . . . Swear it, with your right hands on the Book.'"

DEAD MAN'S GOLD


BY
J. ALLAN DUNN


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FRONTISPIECE
BY
RALPH PALLEN COLEMAN

GARDEN CITY NEW YORK
DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY
1920

COPYRIGHT, 1920, BY
DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, INCLUDING THAT OF
TRANSLATION INTO FOREIGN LANGUAGES
INCLUDING THE SCANDINAVIAN

TO MY FRIEND
DAVID L. EVANS

PITTSFIELD
MASSACHUSETTS

CONTENTS


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  3. II.
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  4. III.
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DEAD MAN'S GOLD


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1940, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.