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Alcatraz

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Author: Max Brand (Frederick Schiller Faust)
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,071 / 198 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 13,660
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8177
Genres: Pulp, Western
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with a keener interest, for she had seen a great deal of merciless riding since she came West and it always angered her. The cowpunchers used "hoss-flesh" rather than horses, a distinction that made her hot. If a horse were not good enough to be loved it was not good enough to be ridden. That was one of her maxims. She stepped closer to the window. Certainly that pony had been cruelly handled for the little grey gelding swayed in rhythm with his panting; from his belly sweat dripped steadily into the dust and the reins had chafed his neck to a lather. Marianne flashed into indignation and that, of course, made her scrutinize the rider more narrowly. He was perfect of that type of cowboy which she detested most: handsome, lithe, childishly vain in his dress. About his sombrero ran a heavy width of gold-braid; his shirt was blue silk; his bandana was red; his boots were shop-made beauties, soft and flexible; and on his heels glittered--gilded spurs!

"And I'll wager," thought the indignant Maria

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Max brand is the best


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