A Mating in the Wilds by Ottwell Binns Page 1 of 262

CONTENTS

The Man from the River
An Attack at Midnight
A Lost Girl
A Piece of Wreckage
A Brave Rescue
A Mysterious Shot
Stranded
A Meeting in the Forest
Under the Greenwood Tree
A Canoe Comes and Goes
A Forest Fire
The Raft
A Lodge in the Wilderness
Mysterious Visitors
A Face at the Tent-Door
An Arrow Out of the Night
The Attack


A Dead Girl
A Hot Trail
A Prisoner
Chigmok's Story
Ainley's Story
A Surprise for Ainley
The Trail to Paradise


CHAPTER I
THE MAN FROM THE RIVER

The man in the canoe was lean and hardy, and wielded the paddle against the slow-moving current of the wide river with a dexterity that proclaimed long practice. His bronzed face was that of a quite young man, but his brown hair was interspersed with grey; and his blue eyes had a gravity incompatible with youth, as if already he had experience of the seriousness of life, and had eaten of its bitter fruits.



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