The owner of the Lazy D

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byWilliam Patterson White

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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 IV One broad, wavering street fenced by eight saloons, two stores, a hotel, three dance-halls, an express-office, a stage station, and some fifty dwellings--that was Virgin City. Surrounded by a picket-line of empty tin cans, the town lay blistering under the summer sun when Gilmore's tired pony dispiritedly shuffled in between two false fronts and stopped in front of the hotel corral. Under the wooden awning of Sam Kyle's Ace Saloon, the building across the street, three citizens sat in tip-tilted chairs and watched Gilmore closely. A young woman stood in the saloon doorway. Her hands were on her hips, her eyes were fixed on the stranger. Black-eyed, blackhaired, lithe-bodied, she was strikingly handsome in a bold way. She was the proprietor's wife, and newcomers always interested her. They might spend money freely, they might be interesting to talk to, or they might endeavor to run the town. In any event, a newcomer signified a certain degree of excitement. She wondered which degree this particular stranger would furnish. The three citizens sitting under the awning were also wondering. They wondered what his politics were, and whether he had come to town to make trouble. They noted that he wore but one six-shooter, and decided that he was not a professional gunman. Still They shifted their quids and pondered. The three were Triangle O punchers, and as such it was incumbent upon them to be wary; for Virgin City was frequently visited by the riders of the Hash Knife'and the V Up-and-Down. "Diamon' A brand," muttered one of the punchers. "Uhuh!" agreed the second. "Noo Mexico," vouchsafed the third. "Over near the Rio Grande. Seen it often when I was workin' for the Seven Lazy Seven." They relapsed into sleepy silence; yet had any person made a hos...

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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 IV One broad, wavering street fenced by eight saloons, two stores, a hotel, three dance-halls, an express-office, a st...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217126162

ISBN - 13:9780217126168

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