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Three Young Ranchmen

or, Daring Adventures in the Great West

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,212 / 128 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 615
Added to site: 2010.09.04 28894
Genre: Adventure

The story of three brothers, who are left to shift for themselves upon a lonely ranch home situated in the mountainous region of the State of Idaho, near one of the numerous branches of the Salmon river.

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ss isn't much, seeing we've all been cleaned out," replied Paul, with a trace of grim humor he did not really feel. "But I, too, wish I had a horse and could go along."

"Still, somebody ought to stay on the ranch," went on Chet, "we might have more unprofitable visitors."

"It's not likely that the gang will dare to show themselves in this vicinity again in a hurry. Like as not they'll steer for Deadwood, sell the horses, and then spend their ill-gotten gains around the gambling saloons. That is their usual style. They can't content themselves in the mountains or on the plains as long as they have the dust in their pockets."

After Allen had disappeared the two boys locked up the barn as well as was possible, using a wooden pin in lieu of the padlock that had been forced asunder, and then went back to the house. Chet brought in the string of fish and threw them in a big tin basin.

"I suppose I might as well fry a couple of these," he observed; "though, to tell the truth, I am not a b



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