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Sawtooth Ranch

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Author: B.M. Bower (Bertha Muzzy Sinclair)
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,813 / 171 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,347
Added to site: 2009.04.03
mnybks.net#: 23831
Genre: Western
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past the camera again and again to make them look like ten thousand, and which were so thoroughly "camera broke" that they stopped when they were out of the scene, turned and were ready to repeat the performance ad lib.

Had she lived her life on the Quirt ranch she would have known a great deal more about horseback riding and cattle and range dances. She would have known a great deal less about the romance of the West, however, and she would probably never have seen a sheriff's posse riding twenty strong and bunched like bird-shot when it leaves the muzzle of the gun. Indeed, I am very sure she would not. Killings such as her father heard of with his lips drawn tight and the cords standing out on the sides of his skinny neck she would have considered the grim tragedies they were, without once thinking of the "picture value" of the crime.

As it was, her West was filled with men who died suddenly in gobs of red paint and girls who rode loose-haired and panting with hand held over the hear

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