Desert Gold

Desert Gold

Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - A FACE haunted Cameron - a woman's face. It was there in the white heart of the dying campfire; it hung in the shadows that hovered over the flickering light; it drifted in the darkness beyond. This hour, when the day had closed and the lonely desert night set in with its dead silence, was one in which Cameron's mind was thronged with memories of a time long past - of a home back in Peoria, of a woman he had wronged and lost, and loved too late. He was a prospector for gold, a hunter of solitude, a lover of the drear, rock-ribbed infinitude, because he wanted to be alone to remember. A sound disturbed Cameron's reflections. He bent his head listening. A soft wind fanned the paling embers, blew sparks and white ashes and thin smoke away into the enshrouding circle of blackness. His burro did not appear to be moving about. The quiet split to the cry of a coyote. It rose strange, wild, mournful - not the howl of a prowling upland beast baying the campfire or barking at a lonely prospector, but the wail of a wolf, full-voiced, crying out the meaning of the desert and the night.

Title:Desert Gold
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781421808833
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    Desert Gold Reviews

  • Jay

    Another of Zane Grey’s books, although currently a bit over 100 years old, still seems relatively modern in writing, more, say, Agatha Christie than Henry James. This one also seemed different than ...

  • Carol

    I was reading Zane Gray in the '50s and he still holds my interest...re-reading some of his books. What a powerful western tale spinner!...

  • Geoffrey Benn

    “Desert Gold,” tells the story of Dick Gale, a restless wanderer in the west, and George Thorne, a US Army officer, who are brought together to protect Mercedes, George’s romantic interest, who ...

  • Jon

    I couldn't get through this. Found the opening compelling and it just kinda went downhill from there....

  • M.L. Bushman

    Zane Grey never fails to entertain me. This book is no exception. The prologue starts out with what seems like a chance meeting between two prospectors in the desert who discover they have more in com...

  • Mike

    The story starts in black and white, a vignette of an earlier day. A few clues lead the reader to see the connection when the full color story unfolds. Full color? Plenty! Zane Grey's flowery descrip...

  • Bill Gunn

    Very good book. Gave historical perspective most do not have regarding battles on border and policies of our government during that time regarding immigration....

  • Dav

    Desert Gold • by Zane Grey (Originally published 1913)Summary: Richard "Dick" Gale, (now 25) a college football star, travels to Mexico to prove himself after failing in every business opportunity ...

  • Hans

    So, we found this well-used, but beautiful 1913 hardback Zane Grey novel for $2 at the Oakland Museum's annual White Elephant sale. (It might have even been cheaper if we picked it up in the bag-of-bo...

  • Laura

    This is dick lit.Yes, dick lit, a very clever term I just coined. It means the male equivalent of chick lit.I never really thought about it before, but it really does make sense. Westerns are male rom...