Colorado Jim

Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,488 / 164 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,499
Added to site: 2008.12.09
mnybks.net#: 22806
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Western
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n some miserable congested cemetery. He found them actually reconciled to it--unquestioningly accepting their fate and fighting to postpone the end for as long as possible. It sickened him.

Oh, Colorado! With your wide prairie and your eternal peaks, your carpeted valleys and your crystalline streams, your fragrant winds and your gift of God--good men!

He was sitting in the lounge of his hotel one evening, feeling more than usually homesick, when he noticed a beautiful woman sitting near him. Her evening dress was cut well away at the shoulders, displaying a white neck around which a pearl necklace glowed in the light. A mass of auburn hair was coiled up neatly round her head, with a rebellious little curl streaming down one ear.

The curl fascinated Jim. He thought it ought to be put back in its proper place, but a second's reflection revealed to him the fact that it was intended to trickle thus alluringly. It was there for effect. It enhanced her considerable charm. In the midst of his i

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