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The Boy Ranchers in Camp

or The Water Fight at Diamond X

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,017 / 134 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.4
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Boy Ranchers
Downloads: 1,757
Added to site: 2008.10.30 22494
Genre: Western

k, you ride so pronto like?" demanded the young western ranch boy.

"Heap wrong!" came the answer in guttural tones. "You no shut off water in pipe; eh?"

"Shut off the irrigation water? I should say not!" cried Bud. "Why, has anyone?"

"Water no come! All gone! No run splash-splash now!" and Buck Tooth waved his hand toward the reservoir made by a dam that curved out in a half circle from the wall of natural rock.

"The water gone!" cried Bud. "This is strange! Let's have a look!"

He and his cousins rode at top speed to the reservoir that had reclaimed Flume Valley from the semi-desert it had long been. Dismounting, they climbed the slope and saw that from the great iron pipe, which was wont to spout a sparkling stream, there came only a few drops and trickles.

"It's disappeared!" said Bud in a low voice. "The water has taken another course! This means the end of Flume Valley, I reckon!"




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