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Cattle Brands

A Collection of Western Camp-fire Stories

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Author: Andy Adams
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,546 / 200 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.9
LoC Categories: AC, PS
Downloads: 2,287
Added to site: 2004.07.02 8547

Drifting North -- Seigerman's Per Cent -- "Bad Medicine" -- A Winter Round-Up -- A College Vagabond -- The Double Trail -- Rangering -- At Comanche Ford -- Around The Spade Wagon -- The Ransom of Don Ramon Mora -- The Passing of Peg-Leg -- In The Hands of His Friends -- A Question of Possession -- The Story of A Poker Steer

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to him that they had quite a sum of money with them, and that they would deposit it with the same merchant to whom he had carried the money before. The first night they camped the Mexican murdered them both, took the money, and crossed into Mexico. He hid their bodies, and it was months before they were missed, and a year before their bones were found. He had plenty of time to go to the ends of the earth before his crime would be discovered.

"Now that Mexican would never think of betraying the banker, his old friend and patron, his muy bueno amigo. There were obligations that he could not think of breaking with the banker; but these fool sheep men, supposing it was simple honesty, paid the penalty of their confidence with their lives. Now, when he rode over this same road alone, a few months before, with over five thousand dollars in money belonging to these same men, all he would need to have done was to ride across the river. When there were no obligations binding, he was willing to add mur



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