The One-Way Trail

A Story of the Cattle Country

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Author: Ridgwell Cullum (Sidney Groves Burghard)
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 110,869 / 314 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,005
Added to site: 2009.09.28
mnybks.net#: 25398
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Western
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d he liked men to be like that.

But his smile was at the thought that somehow he had managed to make his "boss" think that extreme caution was one of his characteristics. Yes, it made him smile. If such had been the case many things in the past, many disasters might have been averted.

As a matter of fact he had been thinking of the woman he hoped to make his wife. He was wondering if he had a reasonable prospect of helping her to all the comfort in life she deserved. He took an ultra serious view of matrimonial responsibilities. Eve must have a good, ample home. She must have nothing to worry, none of little petty economies to study which make life so burdensome. Yes, they must start with that, and then, with luck, their stock would grow, he would buy more land, and finally she would be able to hold her place with the wives of all the richest ranchers in the district. That was what he wanted for her when they were married.

When they were married. Suddenly he laughed. He had not asked her

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