The Scalp Hunters

A Romance of Northern Mexico

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Published: 1860
Language: English
Wordcount: 118,092 / 340 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,336
Added to site: 2007.11.01
mnybks.net#: 18816
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Adventure, Western
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the dining-room, followed by his companions and myself.

I need not describe a dinner at the "Planters'," with its venison steaks, its buffalo tongues, its prairie chickens, and its delicious frog fixings from the Illinois "bottom." No; I would not describe the dinner, and what followed I am afraid I could not.

We sat until we had the table to ourselves. Then the cloth was removed, and we commenced smoking regalias and drinking madeira at twelve dollars a bottle! This was ordered in by someone, not in single bottles, but by the half-dozen. I remembered thus far well enough; and that, whenever I took up a wine-card, or a pencil, these articles were snatched out of my fingers.

I remember listening to stories of wild adventures among the Pawnees, and the Comanches, and the Blackfeet, until I was filled with interest, and became enthusiastic about prairie life. Then someone asked me, would I not like to join them in "a trip"? Upon this I made a speech, and proposed to accompany my new acquain

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