"Desperate Moments" Stories Of Escapes and Hurried Journeys, selected by Phyllis R. Fenner, illustrated by Charles Geer, published by William Morrow and Company, copyright 1971.
Contents: Sacrifice Spurs by Carl Henry Rathjen, Enemy Agent by Thomas Walsh, The Iron Lady by Conrad Richter, No Rescue by Jae Norman, Freedom's a Hard-brought Thing by Stephen Vincent Benet, A Diamond Guitar by Truman Capote, The White Mustang by Jack Schafefer, Rock River Fugitive by Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Death Trap by Paulgalllico, The Letter of the Law by Don Knowlton.
These stores tell of that wit and that courage. There is a boy who rides seven hundred miles, almost without rest or food, to save his father's rancher; a captive woman who runs away from a band of hostile Indians, then travels days on end through unbroken wilderness as, with her baby, she struggles toward the settlements and safety; there is Cue, born in a field-hand's cabin, who because of the freedom he feels in his heart, takes the perilous Underground Railroad to the North; there is a judge who suddenly finds himself on the wrong side o the law; and a man who must find a way to escape the sheriff's fatal trap to win the woman he loves.
191 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips, tears, or writing. The dust jacket has some wear and the pages of book are turning brown to age.