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Casey Ryan

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Author: B.M. Bower (Bertha Muzzy Sinclair)
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,531 / 175 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,571
Added to site: 2004.07.03
mnybks.net#: 8646
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Western

Casey Ryan, known as the most reckless stage driver ever to carry the mail, was bitten by the speed bug and deserted his stage coach for a Ford; but not even a Ford could stand Casey's handling and he eventually found himself bereft of machine, job, and bankroll. To rebuild his fallen fortunes Casey must search out a legendary gold mine, the secret of Injun Jim. (Cover scan courtesy Bonnie Smith)

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pulled down the gas lever until the motor howled, turned in the shortest possible radius and went lunging up the crooked steep trail to the Bluebird mine on top of the hill, his engine racing and screaming in low.

Thereafter Pinnacle and Lund had a new standard by which to measure the courage of a man. Had he made the trip with Casey Ryan and his new Ford? He _had_? By golly, he sure had nerve. One man passed the peak for sheer bravery and rode twice with Casey, but certain others were inclined to disparage the feat, on the ground that on the second trip he was drunk.

Casey did not like that. He admitted that he was a hard driver; he had always been proud because men called him the hardest driver in the West. But he argued that he was also a safe driver, and that they had no business to make such a fuss over riding with him. Didn't he ride after his own driving every day of his life? Had he ever got killed? Had he ever killed anybody else? Well! What were they all yawping about, then? Pinnacle and Lund

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2010.07.16
Aga
****.

This is very entertraining book. Casey Ryan is a brilliant character, stories are cathing and funny. I had good time reading this.


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