The Bandit of Hell's Bend

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Published: 1926
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,547 / 202 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 19,711
Added to site: 2009.01.09
mnybks.net#: 23088
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No better yarn of the old cattle days can be found in current fiction. Tense dramatic situations; unforgettable characters presented with incomparable skill; the humor and repartee of the "boys," and over all the glamor and romance of the old west.

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e crack of a shot, and the sheriffs gun dropped from his hand. All eyes turned in the direction of the entrance. There stood Texas Pete, his shooting iron smoking in his hand.

"You damn pole-cat!" he exclaimed, his eyes on Gum. "Come on, Bull; this ain't no place for quiet young fellers like us."

Bull wheeled Blazes and rode slowly through the doorway, with never a glance toward the sheriff; nor could he better have shown his utter contempt for the man. There had always been bad blood between them. Smith had been elected by the lawless element of the community and at the time of the campaign Bull had worked diligently for the opposing candidate who had been backed by the better element, consisting largely of the cattle owners, headed by Elias Henders.

What Bull's position would have been had he not been foreman for Henders at the time was rather an open question among the voters of Hendersville, but the fact remained that he had been foreman and that he had worked to such good purpose for

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Average Rating of 4.5 from 6 reviews: *****
2012.04.18
bhold
****.

Very good, but there are enough transcription errors in the Kindle .azw download that I had to stop for occasional interpretation.

2011.09.28
rws
****.

ERB's attempt at pulp Western and no mistake. Not a Gutenberg transcription, so beware.

2011.06.05
Pooja
****.

Awesome. Loved it. If you love western then you shouldn\'t miss this.

2010.12.29
Tina
*****

Loved it!

2010.05.04
M. Henry
*****

This is a very entertaining book. I enjoyed the characters and the pace of the action was nice. I would recommend this to any cowboy/western book fans.

2010.01.04
caleb
*****

this book has colourful characters, the narration is simple yet vivid. pure adventure, face paced, romantic and brave heroes, cunny and astute villians. all the ingredients needed in a good western.


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