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By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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FOREWORD

To the Reader of this Work:

In filing Captain Carter's unusual manuscript to you in publication shape, i feel few phrases relative to this outstanding character could be of interest.

My first recollection of Captain Carter is of the few months he spent at my father's domestic in Virginia, simply ahead of the outlet of the civil struggle. i used to be then a baby of yet 5 years, but I good take note the tall, darkish, smooth-faced, athletic guy whom I known as Uncle Jack.

He appeared consistently to be giggling; and he entered into the activities of the kids with an identical hearty sturdy fellowship he displayed towards these hobbies within which the lads and girls of his personal age indulged; or he may sit down for an hour at a time exciting my outdated grandmother with tales of his unusual, wild lifestyles in all components of the area. all of us enjoyed him, and our slaves rather worshipped the floor he trod.

He was once a greatest specimen of manhood, status an outstanding inches over six ft, extensive of shoulder and slender of hip, with the carriage of the educated battling guy. His good points have been commonplace and transparent minimize, his hair black and heavily cropped, whereas his eyes have been of a metal grey, reflecting a powerful and dependable personality, packed with fireplace and initiative. His manners have been ideal, and his courtliness used to be that of a standard southern gentleman of the top type.

His horsemanship, specially after hounds, was once a surprise and pleasure even in that kingdom of very good horsemen. i've got usually heard my father warning him opposed to his wild recklessness, yet he might in basic terms chuckle, and say that the tumble that killed him will be from the again of a horse but unfoaled.

When the conflict broke out he left us, nor did I see him back for a few fifteen or 16 years. while he again it used to be without notice, and that i was once a lot stunned to notice that he had now not elderly it appears a second, nor had he replaced in the other outward manner. He was once, whilst others have been with him, a similar genial, satisfied fellow we had recognized of previous, but if he inspiration himself by myself i've got obvious him take a seat for hours watching off into area, his face set in a glance of wistful longing and hopeless distress; and at evening he might sit down therefore taking a look up into the heavens, at what i didn't recognize till I learn his manuscript years afterward.

He advised us that he were prospecting and mining in Arizona a part of the time because the conflict; and that he have been very profitable was once evidenced by way of the limitless sum of money with which he was once provided. As to the main points of his lifestyles in the course of those years he was once very reticent, in reality he wouldn't speak of them at all.

He remained with us for approximately a 12 months after which went to big apple, the place he bought a bit position at the Hudson, the place I visited him annually at the events of my journeys to the hot York market—my father and that i possessing and working a string of common shops all through Virginia at the moment. Captain Carter had a small yet appealing cottage, positioned on a bluff overlooking the river, and through considered one of my final visits, within the iciness of 1885, I saw he used to be a lot occupied in writing, I presume now, upon this manuscript.

He informed me at the present that if something should still occur to him he needed me to take cost of his property, and he gave me a key to a compartment within the secure which stood in his examine, telling me i might locate his will there and a few own directions which he had me pledge myself to hold out with absolute fidelity.

After I had retired for the evening i've got obvious him from my window status within the moonlight near to the bluff overlooking the Hudson along with his palms stretched out to the heavens as if in attraction. i assumed on the time that he was once praying, even though I by no means had understood that he was once within the strict feel of the time period a spiritual man.

Several months after I had again domestic from my final stopover at, the 1st of March, 1886, i feel, I obtained a telegram from him asking me to return to him instantly. I had continually been his favourite ...

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