In the land of extremes

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byMarie Cottrell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. Early on Monday morning Grin started on his mission of peace. Now that school was closed, he left Seth Dailey with the sheep and, mounting, went to his employer first. He found Jim Bailey at his breakfast. The old man sat on a stool by a rough table seeming to greatly enjoy his meal of black coffee, bacon and frijoles. The surly fellow greeted Grin with: "What in hell do you want now?" "I am leavin' the sheep with Seth to-day, Bailey, as I have a mission of greater importance to perform." "Maybe your mission is gettin' too damned important for this sheep herdin' business, anyway," Jim Bailey roared viciously. Grin understood the man before him and said, "I have felt that way for sometime, but, Jim Bailey, did you ever know of my neglecting your business since I have been drawin' pay from you?" "Damned if you ever did, Oliver. You are the only herder I have ever had who was worth his salt. But what is this rushin' business to-day?" "I do not wish to tell you yet. But I want you to come to the Stronghold this evening at four o'clock. The meeting will be under the box-elder tree. Don't fail to be there, Bailey." The elder man stared at his herder in alarm and inquiry. Grin let him stare, returning the gaze. "What in hell now?" Jim Bailey asked. "Nothing in hell, something more like heaven," Grin replied soberly. "After another spell of staring, Jim Bailey remarked, "Damned if I don't believe you are gettin' them crazy spells your old, fool mammy used to have." But Grin left him with these words, "Better be there." He knew that he could count on this man; his superstition had been aroused. Grin next stopped at Bob Moore's ranch. Here he expected a more difficult task. Bob Moore was a plain man and possessed that which we call "horse sense;" he w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. Early on Monday morning Grin started on his mission of peace. Now that school was closed, he left Seth Dailey wi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217488048

ISBN - 13:9780217488044

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