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Desert Dust   By: (1870-1952)

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Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin is a captivating and thought-provoking journey through the unforgiving terrain of the American Southwest. From the first page, readers are transported to a vivid world filled with fascinating characters and harrowing adventures.

Sabin's descriptive writing style immerses readers in the harsh reality of desert life, painting such vivid images that one can almost taste the sand in their mouth and feel the searing heat on their skin. The author's attention to detail is impeccable, capturing the essence of the desert landscape and its relentless beauty.

The protagonist, a young cowboy named Jim Colbert, finds himself thrust into a dangerous situation when his boss sends him on a treacherous mission to track down stolen cattle. As Jim sets out on this perilous journey, readers are taken on a rollercoaster of emotions, experiencing his fear, determination, and ultimately, his triumphs.

What makes Desert Dust truly shine is Sabin's ability to weave important themes into the fabric of the narrative. From the exploration of the cowboy's honor code to the examination of the clash between nature and civilization, the book delves into profound questions while remaining thoroughly entertaining.

Additionally, the characters in Desert Dust are well-rounded and relatable, each with their own motivations and flaws. From the enigmatic Sheriff Carter to the endearing young ranch hand, Slim, every character feels fully developed and adds depth to the story.

While the pacing at times feels slow, it only serves to build tension and anticipation as readers eagerly wait to see how Jim overcomes the numerous obstacles in his path. Sabin's ability to maintain suspense throughout the narrative is commendable, leaving readers on the edge of their seats until the final pages.

Desert Dust is not just a Western adventure; it is a story that resonates with readers on a deeper level. Through its seamless blend of captivating storytelling and thought-provoking themes, this book is a must-read for fans of the genre and those simply seeking a riveting tale. Edwin L. Sabin proves himself to be a master wordsmith, and his skillful storytelling will leave readers yearning for more.

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[Illustration: Like some land of Heart's Desire (see page 22).]




Author of "How Are You Feeling Now?" etc.







Copyright, 1921, by Frank A. Munsey Company

Copyright, 1922, by George W. Jacobs & Company

All rights reserved Printed in U. S. A.


CHAPTER PAGE I. A Pair of Blue Eyes 9 II. To Better Acquaintance 22 III. I Rise in Favor 36 IV. I Meet Friends 54 V. On Grand Tour 72 VI. "High and Dry" 88 VII. I Go to Rendezvous 102 VIII. I Stake on the Queen 118 IX. I Accept an Offer 131 X. I Cut Loose 145 XI. We Get a "Super" 162 XII. Daniel Takes Possession 181 XIII. Someone Fears 197 XIV. I Take a Lesson 205 XV. The Trail Narrows 223 XVI. I Do the Deed 240 XVII. The Trail Forks 252 XVIII. Voices in the Void 261 XIX. I Stake Again 272 XX. The Queen Wins 286 XXI. We Wait the Summons 300 XXII... Continue reading book >>

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