A story of the Western cowboy country. Douglas, a wild rider of the plains, loves Judith, vivid, fearless, a lover of dogs and horses, capable of fierce passions, scornful of every meanness, afire to every beauty. Around these two spirited young folks is woven a beautiful romance, full of adventure and danger.
. God has never let me rest since, no matter where I was, and when I was re-appointed to Mountain City, before I preached my first sermon there, I came out here. You are going to have the Word of God preached to you to-day if you shoot me for it. And beware lest you come to Esau's fate for ye know how afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it carefully, with tears."
He paused, took a Bible from his pocket and opened it.
Douglas waited tensely. The preacher looked to him as if weighted with mysterious knowledge, as if something infinitely illuminating were to issue from his bearded lips. The boy had a sudden conviction that Fowler was about to say something that would answer the longing that had so oppressed him lately. He hunched his broad, thin shoulders forward, his clear blue eyes on the preacher's face.
Fowler cleared his throat. "'Moreover, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Now thou son of