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Wolfville

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,716 / 221 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.7
LoC Category: PS
Series: Wolfville
Downloads: 812
mnybks.net#: 4378
Origin: gutenberg.org

Wolfville's first funeral -- The Stinging Lizard -- The story of Wilkins -- The washwoman's war -- Enright's pard, Jim Willis -- Tucson Jennie's heart -- Tucson Jennie's jealousy -- The man from Red Dog -- Cherokee Hall -- Texas Thompson's "election" -- A Wolfville foundling -- The man from Yellowhouse -- Jacks up on eights -- The rival dance-halls -- Slim Jim's sister -- Jaybird Bob's joke -- Boggs's experience -- Dawson & Rudd, partners -- Mace Bowman, sheriff -- A Wolfville Thanksgiving -- Bill Hoskins's coon -- Old Sam Enright's "romance" -- Piņon Bill's bluff -- Crawfish Jim.

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CRAWFISH JIM


PREFACE.

These tales by the Old Cattleman have been submitted to perhaps a dozen people. They have read, criticised, and advised. The advice was good; the criticism just. Some suggested a sketch which might in detail set forth Toffville; there were those who wanted something like a picture of the Old Cattleman; while others urged an elaboration of the personal characteristics of Old Man Enright, Doc Peets, Cherokee Hall, Moore, Tutt, Boggs, Faro Nell, Old Monte, and Texas Thompson. I have, how-ever, concluded to leave all these matters to the illustrations of Mr. Remington and the imaginations of those who read. I think it the better way-certainly it is the easier one for me. I shall therefore permit the Old Cattleman to tell his stories in his own fashion. The style will be crude, abrupt, and meagre, but I trust it will prove as satisfactory to the reader as it has to me.

A. H. L.

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