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The Race of Life

(1906)
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IF any man had told me a year ago that I should start out to write a book, I give you my word I should not have believed him. It would have been the very last job I should have thought of undertaking. Somehow I've never been much of a fist with the pen. The branding iron and stockwhip have always been more in my line, and the saddle a much more familiar seat than the author's chair. However, fate is always at hand to arrange matters for us, whether we like it or not, and so it comes about that I find myself at this present moment seated at my table--pen in hand, with a small mountain of virgin foolscap in front of me, waiting to be covered with my sprawling penmanship. What the story will be like when I have finished it, and whether those who do me the honour of reading it will find it worthy of their consideration, is more than I can say. I have made up my mind to tell it, however, and that being so, we'll "chance it," as we say in the Bush. Should it not turn out to be to your taste, well, my advice to you is to put it down at once and turn your attention to the work of somebody else who has had greater experience in this line of business than your humble servant. Give me a three-year old as green as grass, and I'll sit him until the cows come home; let me have a long day's shearing, even when the wool is damp or there's grass seed in the fleece; a hut to be built, or a tank to be sunk, and it's all the same to me; but to sit down in cold blood and try to describe your past life, with all its good deeds (not very many of them in my case) and bad, successes and failures, hopes and fears, requires more cleverness, I'm afraid, than I possess. However, I'll imitate the old single-stick players in the West of England, and toss my hat on the stage as a sign that, no matter whether I'm successful or not, I intend doing my best, and I can't say more than that. Here goes then.

    

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March 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Race of Life
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-4794-2107-3 / 978-1-4794-2107-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Race Of Life (1906)
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-165-22426-7 / 978-1-165-22426-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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December 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Race Of Life (1906)
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-4374-0744-7 / 978-1-4374-0744-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Race of Life (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-331-18160-7 / 978-1-331-18160-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Race of Life
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-4794-2106-5 / 978-1-4794-2106-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: A Boothby Book
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December 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Race of Life
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-4947-1212-1 / 978-1-4947-1212-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Race of Life
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-287-45734-7 / 978-1-287-45734-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Race of Life
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-150-76269-1 / 978-1-150-76269-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: General Books LLC
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Race of Life (1906)
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-165-11918-8 / 978-1-165-11918-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Race of Life
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-142-21766-3 / 978-1-142-21766-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: Comrades of the Saddle: The Young Rough Riders of the Plains (World Cultural Heritage Library)
Author(s): Frank V Webster
ISBN: 1-4387-9745-1 / 978-1-4387-9745-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Business Pubns USA
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Race Of Life (1906)
Author(s): Guy Newell Boothby
ISBN: 1-4373-2032-5 / 978-1-4373-2032-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Race of Life (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-4065-9280-3 / 978-1-4065-9280-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Race of Life
Author(s): Guy Boothby
ISBN: 1-4068-2450-X / 978-1-4068-2450-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Echo Library
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Race of Life
Author(s): Guy Boothby
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