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The Sheriff of Badger

A Tale of the Southwest Borderland

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,738 / 203 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,429
Added to site: 2010.11.11 29544
Genre: Western

Lafe Johnson--strong, brave, big-hearted cowboy of the higher type--through his courage in routing a gun-fighter, is hailed as a hero and made Sheriff of Badger, a ranch town in the Southwest. The story is more than interesting; it is exciting, and the vein of romance running through it adds to its strength as a first class breezy Western ranch yarn.

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n Reb picked up these brindles and swaybacks and old, hipped long-horns beats me. Lafe will cut 'em all back. He'll just go through that herd like a prairie fire. So keep him in a good humor, Sally, will you? Is it a go?"

"Tom, you're dreadful. Do you think I'll help you cheat Mr. Horne by flirting with Lafe? You ought to be ashamed of yourself, Tom Floyd."

"Who asked you to flirt? I've seen you mighty handy with them eyes of yours on other fellows, without being asked," he said good-humoredly.

"Oh, what a lie, Tom! I won't. Remember, I won't."

But, being a good wife, she did.

Autumn was rattling the dry bones of summer, and she and Johnson rode together every day. A keen southwest wind swirled the dead grass and leaves about their horses' feet. He would listen to her chatter by the hour, watching the pink grow in her cheeks. Lafe was very good-humored, indeed. With the improvement in his circumstances had come a marked improvement in appearance. He had imported what is know



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