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Captured by the Navajos

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,847 / 159 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,908
Added to site: 2006.05.09 13204
Genre: Western

well supplied with fuel, I saw no reason why the wagons and mules could not be spared the ten days necessary to make the round trip.

One reason for doing all I could to facilitate the immediate departure of the Californians was that my men were anxious to move into the cabins at once.

With my first glance at the encampment, it had seemed to me too open to surprise. The adjacent forest-clad point crept up near the left flank, offering an effectual screen to an attacking party, and the overlooking sentinel at the guard-house did not have a range of vision to the rear of more than fifty yards. He was not on the summit of the ridge by at least half that distance, and walked along the side of the guard-house next the cabins. He could see nothing of the surface of the valley to the west of the ridge, and when passing along the front of the building, as he paced backward and forward, he saw nothing to the rear of his beat.

I expressed my opinion of the situation to the volunteer captain, but he

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
Greg Homer

An engaging tale of two young brothers who run away from their dull boarding school lives, in search of excitement and high adventures. The lads choose to live with a band of Navajo Indians; with hopes of riding horses, bison hunting, and other boy-imagined fantasies.

Reality soon hits the boys like a ton of bricks when they find themselves selling blankets, dolls, and jewelry in a souvenir shop on Route 66, for a 4% commission with no healthcare coverage, sick leave, or paid vacation.



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