Cody, Hiram Alfred: Under Sealed Orders. V1. 30 Nov 2009
Hiram Alfred Cody (1872–1948). Episcopal Priest. Born in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia. Author of 23 novels.
It was evening and a late April wind was whipping down the valley. It swayed the tops of the tall pine and spruce trees as they shouldered up from the swift brook below. It tossed into driving spray the water of Break Neck Falls where it leaped one hundred feet below with a thundering roar and swirl. It tossed as well the thin grey hair, long beard, and thread-bare clothes of an old man standing upon a large rock which towered high above the stream.