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Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger

A Romance of the Mountain West

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Author: Hamlin Garland
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,470 / 226 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 987
Added to site: 2008.08.10
mnybks.net#: 21678
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You're going to get thrown off altogether one of these days," said the young man on the back seat.

Thereupon a violent discussion arose over the question of the right of a sheepman to claim first grass for his flocks, and Gregg boasted that he cared nothing for "the dead-line." "I'll throw my sheep where I please," he declared. "They've tried to run me out of Deer Creek, but I'm there to stay. I have ten thousand more on the way, and the man that tries to stop me will find trouble."

The car was descending into the valley of the Roaring Fork now, and wire fences and alfalfa fields on either side gave further evidence of the change in the land's dominion. New houses of frame and old houses in fresh paint shone vividly from the green of the willows and cottonwoods. A ball-ground on the outskirts of the village was another guarantee of progress. The cowboy was no longer the undisputed prince of the country fair.

Down past the court-house, refurbished and deeper sunk in trees, Lee Virginia rod

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