A Texas Ranger

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,793 / 203 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 94
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,156
mnybks.net#: 5817
Genre: Western

How a member of the most dauntless border police force carried law into the mesquit, saved the life of an innocent man after a series of thrilling adventures, followed a fugitive to Wyoming, and then passed through deadly peril to ultimate happiness.

Show Excerpt

seen him since he left home. I was a child of seven then."

The Texan looked down at the ruffian under his feet.

"Do you know the road to Mexico by the Arivaca cut-off?"

"Yes."

"Then climb into my rig and hit the trail hard-- burn it up till you've crossed the line."

The fellow began to whine thanks, but the man above would have none of them, "I'm giving you this chance for your sister's sake. You won't make anything of it. You're born for meanness and deviltry. I know your kind from El Paso to Dawson. But she's game and she's white clear through, even if she is your sister and a plumb little fool. Can you walk to the road?" he ended abruptly.

"I think so. It's in my ankle. Some hell-hound gave it me while we were getting over the wall," the fellow growled.

"Don't blame him. His intentions were good. He meant to blow out your brains."

The convict cursed vilely, but in the midst of his impotent rage the other stopped and dragged him to his feet.

"Th

Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2010.08.19
Steve Peters
****.

Western novels by William Macleod Raine always leave a strong impression that he lived within and at the time of the event being told. Indeed in the present story reference is made to a "Kodak" picture which puts the tale between 1888 and 1910, and one gets the feeling that Raine was personally acquainted with some or all of the real people behind the fictitious tale. The modern reader is presented therefore with a history long since past - which to Raine (who lived on the border of Texas) was happening at that time. From that perspective, the never say die attitude of the Texas Ranger (and indeed the cattlemen and women of the frontier) hold a serious and intriguing fascination.

In his book, Raine's third we are in fact presented with two novellas; the plots of which stand alone, but which are glued together by a single character - Steve Fraser, Texas Ranger.

The books seems a little half finished at times and is somewhat jumpy but it is a good read for anyone into the western genre.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for A Texas Ranger by William MacLeod Raine - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for A Texas Ranger by William MacLeod Raine - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for A Texas Ranger by William MacLeod Raine - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for A Texas Ranger by William MacLeod Raine - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for A Texas Ranger by William MacLeod Raine - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Dwellers in the Hills
by Melville Davisson Post
The Bandit of Hell's Bend
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Mysterious Rider
by Zane Grey
To The Last Man
by Zane Grey
Alcatraz
by Max Brand
The Coming of Cassidy
by Clarence E. Mulford
Bull Hunter
by Max Brand
The Virginian
by Owen Wister
Wyoming
by William MacLeod Raine

See more popular titles from this genre.