Book Excerpt: houlders and set out for the hotel, where he felt sure he wouldfind a reporter awaiting him.CHAPTER IIThe representative of the Dallas Post had anticipated somedifficulty in interviewing the elusive Calvin Gray--whoever hemight be--but luck appeared to be with him, for shortly after hisarrival at the hotel the object of his quest appeared. Mr. Graywas annoyed at being discovered; he was, in fact, loath toacknowledge his identity. Having just returned from an importantconference with some of the leading financiers of the city, hismind was burdened with affairs of weight, and then, too, the mayorwas expecting him--luncheon probably--hence he was in no mood tobe interviewed. Usually Mr. Gray's secretary saw interviewers.However, now that his identity was known, he had not the heart tobe discourteous to a fellow journalist. Yes! He had once owned anewspaper--in Alaska. Incidentally, it was the farthest-northpublication in the world.Alaska! TRead More
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About the Author
Rex Ellingwood Beach (September 1, 1877 - December 7, 1949) was an American novelist, playwright, and Olympic water polo player.Rex Beach was born in Atwood, Michigan, but moved to Tampa, Florida, with his family where his father was growing fruit trees. Beach was educated at Rollins College, Florida (1891-6), the Chicago College of Law (1896-7), and Kent College of Law, Chicago (1899-1900). In 1900 he was drawn to Alaska at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush. After five years of unsuccessful prospecting, he turned to writing.His second novel The Spoilers (1906) was based on a true story of corrupt government officials stealing gold mines from prospectors, which he witnessed while he was prospecting in Nome, Alaska. The Spoilers became one of the best selling novels of 1906.