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Cowboy Dave

The Round-Up at Rolling River

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,501 / 120 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,914
mnybks.net#: 7309
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Western, Adventure
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"That's right. And it ain't every cowpuncher on Bar U who could have told that."

"I can see two--three--why, there are half a dozen cattle up there Pete."

"Yes, an' probably more. I reckon some of th' Centre O outfit has strayed, same as ours. That's probably one of Molick's men after his brand," Pete went on.

The Bar U ranch (so called because the cattle from it were branded with a large U with a straight mark across the middle) adjoined, on the north, the ranch of Jason Molick, whose cattle were marked with a large O in the centre of which was a single dot, and his brand consequently, was known as Centre O.

"Maybe that's Len," suggested Dave, naming the son of the adjoining ranch owner.

"It may be. I'd just as soon it wouldn't be, though. Len doesn't always know how to keep a civil tongue in his head."

"That's right, Pete. I haven't much use for Len myself."

"You an' he had some little fracas; didn't you?"

"Oh, yes, more than once."

"An' you tanned him good and proper, too; didn't

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