"Have You Had Any Trouble With Diaz, Teddy?"
"The New Spanish Clown."
Teddy Tucker'S Face Grew Serious.
"What About Him, Phil?"
"That Is What I Am Asking you. Have You Had Any
Misunderstanding--Angry Words Or Anything of The Sort With Him?"
Persisted phil Forrest, With A Keen, Inquiring glance Into The
Face Of His Companion.
"Well, Maybe," Admitted the Circus Boy, With Evident Reluctance.
"What Made You Think I Had?"
"From The Way He Looked at You When You Were Standing in the
Paddock This Afternoon, Waiting for Your Cue To Go On."
"Huh! How Did He Look At Me?"
"As If He Had A Grudge Against You. There Was An Expression In
His Eyes That Said More Plainly Than Words, 'I'Ll Get Even With
You Yet, Young Man, You See If I Do Not.'"
"Wonderful!" Breathed teddy.
"What Do You Mean?"
"You Must Be A Mind Reader, Phil Forrest," Grumbled teddy,
Digging his Heel Into The Soft Turf Of The Circus Lot. "Can You
Read My Mind? If You Can, What Am I Thinking about Now?"
"You Are Thinking," Answered phil Slowly, "That You Will Make Me
Forget The Question I Asked you Just Now. You Are Thinking you
Would Rather Not Answer My Question." [mehr][weniger]
Big Mama is a mountain woman and she has a lot of kids and she is not married. her kids are accused of stealing off people in the community of Muddy Fork, the town folks called a special court session on the matter. take a read and find out what happen. [mehr][weniger]
William MacLeod Raine was born in London, the son of William and Jessie Raine. After his mother died, his family migrated from England to Arkansas when MacLeod was ten years old, eventually settling on a cattle ranch near the Texas-Arkansas border. In 1894, after graduating from Oberlin College, MacLeod left Arkansas and headed for the western U.S. He became the principal of a school in Seattle while contributing columns to a local newspaper. Later he moved to Denver, where he worked as a reporter and editorial writer for local periodicals, including the Republican, the Post, and the Rocky Mountain News. At this time he began to publish short stories, eventually becoming a full-time free lance fiction writer, and finally finding his literary home in the novel. His earliest novels were romantic histories taking place in the English countryside. However, after spending some time with the Arizona Rangers, MacLeod shifted his literary focus and began to utilize the American West as a setting. The publication of Wyoming in 1908 marks the beginning of his prolific career, during which time he averaged nearly two western novels a year until his death in 1954. In 1920 he was awarded an M.L. degree from the University of Colorado where he had established that school's first journalism course. During the First World War 500,000 copies of one of his books were sent to British soldiers in the trenches. Twenty of his novels have been filmed. Though he was prolific, he was a slow, careful, conscientious worker, intent on accurate detail, and considered himself a craftsman rather than an artist.
In 1905 Mr. Raine married Jennie P. Langley, who died in 1922. In 1924 he married Florence A Hollingsworth: they had a daughter. Though he traveled a good deal, Denver was considered his home. [mehr][weniger]
The driver of thebig car throttled down. Since he had swung away from the dusty road to follow a wagon track across the desert, the speedometer had registered many miles. His eyes searched the ground in front to see whether the track led up the brow of the hill or dipped into the sandy wash. On the breeze there floated to him the faint, insistent bawl of thirsty cattle. The car leaped forward again, climbed the hill, and closed in upon a remuda of horses watched by two wranglers. [mehr][weniger]