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The Mark of Zorro

By Mcculley, Johnston

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Title: The Mark of Zorro  
Author: Mcculley, Johnston
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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AGAIN THE SHEET of rain beat against the roof of red Spanish tile, and the wind shrieked like a soul in torment, and smoke puffed from the big fireplace as the sparks were showered over the hard dirt floor. Tis a night for evil deeds! declared Sergeant Pedro Gonzales, stretching his great feet in their loose boots toward the roaring fire and grasping the hilt of his sword in one hand and a mug filled with thin wine in the other. Devils howl in the wind, and demons are in the raindrops! Tis an evil night, indeed—eh, senor? It is! The fat landlord agreed hastily; and he made haste, also, to fill the wine mug again, for Sergeant Pedro Gonzales had a temper that was terrible when aroused, as it always was when wine was not forthcoming. An evil night, the big sergeant repeated, and drained the mug without stopping to draw breath, a feat that had attracted considerable attention in its time and had gained the sergeant a certain amount of notoriety up and down El Camino Real, as they called the highway that connected the missions in one long chain.

Table of Contents
· Chapter One: PEDRO, THE BOASTER · Chapter Two: ON THE HEELS OF THE STORM · Chapter Three: SENOR ZORRO PAYS A VISIT · Chapter Four: SWORDS CLASH--AND PEDRO EXPLAINS · Chapter Five: A RIDE IN THE MORNING · Chapter Six: DIEGO SEEKS A BRIDE · Chapter Seven: A DIFFERENT SORT OF MAN · Chapter Eight: DON CARLOS PLAYS A GAME · Chapter Nine: THE CLASH OF BLADES · Chapter Ten: A HINT AT JEALOUSY · Chapter Eleven: THREE SUITORS · Chapter Twelve: A VISIT · Chapter Thirteen: LOVE COMES SWIFTLY · Chapter Fourteen: CAPTAIN RAMON WRITES A LETTER · Chapter Fifteen: AT THE PRESIDIO · Chapter Sixteen: THE CHASE THAT FAILED · Chapter Seventeen: SERGEANT GONZALES MEETS A FRIEND · Chapter Eighteen: DON DIEGO RETURNS · Chapter Nineteen: CAPTAIN RAMON APOLOGIZES · Chapter Twenty: DON DIEGO SHOWS INTEREST · Chapter Twenty-One: THE WHIPPING · Chapter Twenty-Two: SWIFT PUNISHMENT · Chapter Twenty-Three: MORE PUNISHMENT · Chapter Twenty-Four: AT THE HACIENDA OF DON ALEJANDRO · Chapter Twenty-Five: A LEAGUE IS FORMED · Chapter Twenty-Six: AN UNDERSTANDING · Chapter Twenty-Seven: ORDERS FOR ARREST · Chapter Twenty-Eight: THE OUTRAGE · Chapter Twenty-Nine: DON PULIDO FEELS ILL · Chapter Thirty: THE SIGN OF THE FOX · Chapter Thirty-One: THE RESCUE · Chapter Thirty-Two: CLOSE QUARTERS · Chapter Thirty-Three: FLIGHT AND PURSUIT · Chapter Thirty-Four: THE BLOOD OF THE PULIDOS · Chapter Thirty-Five: THE CLASH OF BLADES AGAIN


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