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Louisiana Lou A Western Story   By: (1881-1940)

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LOUISIANA LOU

[Illustration: He saw the trail across the caƱon alive with moving men and beasts. ( Frontispiece Page 261 )]

Louisiana Lou

A Western Story

BY

WILLIAM WEST WINTER

AUTHOR OF

"The Count of Ten"

[Illustration: Chelsea House logo]

CHELSEA HOUSE

79 Seventh Avenue New York City

Copyright, 1922 By CHELSEA HOUSE

Louisiana Lou

(Printed in the United States of America)

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE PROLOGUE 11 I. A GENERAL DEMOTED 32 II. MORGAN LA FEE 42 III. A SPORTING PROPOSITION 54 IV. HEADS! I WIN! 66 V. A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE 78 VI. WHERE THE DESERT HAD BEEN 94 VII. MAID MARIAN GROWN UP 103 VIII. GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS 112 IX. BEHIND PRISON BARS 123 X. THE GET AWAY 140 XI. JIM BANKER HITS THE TRAIL 153 XII. A REMINDER OF OLD TIMES 162 XIII. AT WALLACE'S RANCH 174 XIV. READY FOR ACTION 182 XV. THE SHERIFF FINDS A CLEW 189 XVI. IN THE SOLITUDES OF THE CANYON 203 XVII. THE SECRET OF THE LOST MINE 217 XVIII. TELLTALE BULLETS 236 XIX. THE FINDING OF SUCATASH 247 XX. LOUISIANA! 259 XXI. GOLD SEEKERS 271 XXII. VENGEANCE! 283 XXIII. TO THE VALE OF AVALON 298

LOUISIANA LOU

PROLOGUE

The sun was westering over Ike Brandon's ranch at Twin Forks. It was the first year of a new century when the old order was giving place to the new. Yet there was little to show the change that had already begun to take place in the old West. The desert still stretched away drearily to the south where it ended against the faint, dim line of the Esmeralda Mountains. To the north it stretched again, unpopulated and unmarked until it merged into prairie grass and again into mountains. To west and east it stretched, brown and dusty. To the south was the State of Nevada and to the north the State of Idaho. But it was all alike; bare, brown rolling plain, with naught of greenness except at the ranch where the creek watered the fields and, stretching back to the north, the thread of bushy willows and cottonwoods that lined it from its source in the mountains.

Ike Brandon was, himself, a sign of change and of new conditions, though he did not know it. A sheepman, grazing large herds of woolly pests in a country which, until recently, had been the habitat of cattlemen exclusively, he was a symbol of conquest... Continue reading book >>




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