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The Happy Family

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,162 / 195 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,574
Added to site: 2004.11.15
mnybks.net#: 9305
Origin: gutenberg.org

From murder to mirth! Nine rollicking yarns of the cow country make up "A Happy Family," and in all of them Ananias Green, that Sandow of liars, is the star.

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man, including the cook, listening intently. He picked a blade of new grass and began splitting it into tiny threads. The host found boxes for the women to sit upon, and the men sat down upon the grass.

"Before I come here to work, I was riding for the Circle C. One day I was riding away down in the Bad-lands alone and my horse slipped in some shale rock and went lame; strained his shoulder so I couldn't ride him. That put me afoot, and climbing up and down them hills I lost my bearings and didn't know where I was at for a day or two. I wandered around aimless, and got into a strip uh country that was new to me and plumb lonesome and wild.

"That second day is when I happened across this ruin. I was looking down into a deep, shut-in coulee, hunting water, when the sun come out and shone straight on to this place. It was right down under me; a stone ruin, with a tower on one end and kinda tumbled down so it wasn't so awful high--the tower wasn't. There was a--a--"

"Moat," Branciforte suggested.

"Tha

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