The Boy with the U.S. Trappers

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byFrancis Rolt-wheeler

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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.1919 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X HAIDERS OF THE NIGHT A Few weeks after his return from the bearhunter's camp, and while working on his alfalfa field, diverting the water from a branch of his irrigation ditch, so that it would spread uniformly over the land--for the summer had been very dry--Gavan saw his former enemy, Antonio, riding up the trail to his place. The boy stiffened, but went forward to greet his neighbor, wondering what new trouble was in the wind. He had taken the pains to learn Spanish the winter before and whenever he got a chance, and, accordingly he was able to greet the newcomer in his own tongue. "Good day," was the latter's reply; "very hot!" "Yes," agreed the boy, wondering what was coming, "it is hot." "Plenty of luck with traps?" queried the Mexican. "Nothing to complain of," was the boy's answer. "I got eleven coyotes last week." The Mexican threw one leg over the horn of his saddle and commenced to roll a cigarette. "You trap wild-oat?" he asked. Gavan looked a little surprised, for he could not see where these inquiries led. "Sometimes I find a bob-cat in one of my traps," he said, "not often, because I'm going after coyotes. What catches one won't catch the other." "One time I catch plenty wild-cat," said the Mexican, "now, no more. Last week, ten chicken gone, last night six. My traps sprung." The boy became interested. "What's the matter with your traps?" he asked. The Mexican shrugged his shoulders. "Some one spring my traps every night," he said, with vindictive meaning. Gavan's eyes narrowed. The last two years had not only broadened his shoulders, but steeled his character. He remembered the trouble he had suffered at this man's hands, when he was quite a boy, and he was not prepared to stand any more nonsense. "You mean," he said, threateningly...

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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.1919 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X HAIDERS OF THE NIGHT A Few weeks after his return from the bearhunter's camp, and while working on his alfalfa field, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217066607

ISBN - 13:9780217066600

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