The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On

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Language: English
Wordcount: 39,751 / 124 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 902
Added to site: 2004.07.01
mnybks.net#: 8420
Origin: gutenberg.org

A tense and humorous story of the Mexican border. A love story wherein Pringle plays the rôle of deus ex machine-gun with generosity and manliness.

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an old stratagem to call oppression, law, and resistance to oppression, lawlessness. You tried just that in ninety-six, didn't you? And I never could hear that our side had any the best of it or that the good name of Dona Ana was in any way bettered by our wars. Come, Mr. Lisner--the Kingdom of Lady Ann has been quiet now for nearly eight years. Let us leave it so. For myself, the last row brought me reputation and place, made me chief deputy under two sheriffs--so I need have the less hesitation in setting forth my passionate preference for peace."

"You have as much to gain as I have," growled the sheriff. "Besides your own cinch, you have one of your gente for deputy in every precinct in the county."

"Exactly! And if we have wars again, who but the Barelas would bear the brunt? No, no, Mr. Matt Lisner; while I may be a merely ornamental chief deputy, it will never be denied that I am a very careful chief to my gente. Be sure that I shall think more than once or twice before

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