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Sundown Slim

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 75,481 / 222 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 956
Added to site: 2005.07.21
mnybks.net#: 11053
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

mighty hot daytimes in this here country. How far did you say?"

"Just over the hill--then a piece down the trail. You can't miss it," said the cowboy who had spoken first.

"Well, so-long, gents. If I get that job and any of you boys come out to the hotel, I'll sure feed you good."

An eddy of smoke followed Sundown as he passed through the doorway. A cowboy snickered. The room became silent.

"Call the poor ramblin' lightnin'-rod back," suggested a kindly puncher.

"He'll come back fast enough," asserted the perpetrator of the "joke." "It's thirty dry and dusty miles to the water-hole ranch. When he gets a look at how far it is to-morrow mornin' he'll sure back into the fence and come flyin' for Antelope with reins draggin'. Set 'em up again, Joe."

CHAPTER II

THE JOKE

Owing to his unaccustomed potations Sundown was perhaps a trifle over-zealous in taking the road at night. He began to realize this after he had journeyed along the dim, starlit

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