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Old Spookses' Pass

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Language: English
Wordcount: 40,435 / 130 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 94.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 225
mnybks.net#: 1957
Genre: Poetry
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ne,
An' he thunder'd ahead--I couldn't boss

The critter a mossel, I'm free tew own.
The sweat come a-pourin' down my beard;

Ef ye wonder wharfor, jest ye spread
Yerself far a ride with a runnin' herd,

A yawnin' gulch half a mile ahead.

XXXIX.

Three hundred foot from its grinnin' lips

Tew the roarin' stream on its stones below.
Once more I hurl'd the mustang up

Agin the side of the cuss call'd Joe;
Twan't a mite of use--he riz his heels

Up in the air, like a scuddin' colt;
The herd mass'd closer, an' hurl'd down

The roarin' Pass, like a thunderbolt.

XL.

I couldn't rein off--seem'd swept along

In the rush an' roar an' thunderin' crash;
The lightnin' struck at the runnin' herd

With a crack like the stroke of a cowboy's lash.
Thar! I could see it; I tell ye, pard,

Things seem'd whittl'd down sort of fine--
We wasn't five hundred feet from the gulch,

With its mean

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