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Lure of the Dim Trails

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Phil Thurston was born on the range where the trails are dim and silent under the big sky. It was the place his father loved, the place he had to be. After the death of his father when he was five, his mother brought him back to the city, where he grew up and became a writer. To revive his stale writing, he returns to the West, and may just find what he is really missing.

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By B. M. Bower


"What do you care, anyway?" asked Reeve Howard philosophically. "It isn't as if you depended on the work for a living. Why worry over the fact that a mere pastime fails to be financially a success. You don't need to write "

"Neither do you need to slave over those dry point things," Thurston retorted, in none the best humor with his comforter "You've an income bigger than mine; yet you toil over Grecian nosed women with untidy hair as if each one meant a meal and a bed."

"A meal and a bed that's good; you must think I live like a king."

"And I notice you hate like the mischief to fail, even though."

"Only I never have failed," put in Reeve Howard, with the amused complacency born of much adulation.

Thurston kicked a foot rest out of his way. "Well, I have. The fashion now is for swashbuckling tales with a haze of powder smoke rising to high heaven. The public taste runs to gore and more gore, and kidnappings of beautiful maidens bah!"

"Follow the fashion then if you must write... Continue reading book >>

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