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The Phantom Herd

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Author: B.M. Bower (Bertha Muzzy Sinclair)
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,860 / 194 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,166
Added to site: 2004.07.04 8711
Genre: Western

The title of a moving-picture staged in New Mexico by the "Flying U" boys."There has been so much truck written in the last few years about motion pictures, that it is a positive relief to find a book by an author who knows exactly what to talk about in an entertaining manner with a knowledge of actual conditions as they exist."--Boston Post.

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ing the thing to pass by his own dogged efforts. Men fell into the habit of calling him Luck, and they forgot that he had any other name; so there you have it, straight and easily understandable.

As luck would have it, then,--and no pun intended, please,--he found himself en route to Dry Lake without any trouble at all; a mere matter of one change of trains and very close connections, the conductor told him. So Luck went out and found a chair on the observation platform, and gave himself up to his cigar and to contemplation of the country they were gliding through. What he would find at Dry Lake to make the stop worth his while did not worry him; he left that to the future and to the god Chance whom he professed to serve. He was doing his part; he was going there to find out what the place held for him. If it held nothing but a half dozen ex-cow-punchers hopelessly tamed and turned farmers, why, there would probably be a train to carry him further in his quest. He would drop down into Wyoming and Arizona a



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