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The Trail Horde   By: (1875-1942)

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Author of "The Ranchman," "'Firebrand' Trevison," "The Range Boss," "The Vengeance of Jefferson Gawne," "The Boss of the Lazy Y," Etc.

Frontispiece by P. V. E. Ivory

[Illustration: "Warden, if you move a quarter of an inch I'll blow you to hell!"]

Chicago A.C. McClurg & Co. 1920 Copyright A. C. McClurg & Co. 1920 Published September, 1920 Copyrighted in Great Britain M. A. Donohue & Co., Printers and Binders, Chicago


CHAPTER PAGE I Concerning Morals 1 II Driving a Bargain 11 III A Woman's Eyes 19 IV Rebellion 24 V A Man's Word 40 VI The Invisible Power 52 VII The Coalition 57 VIII A Woman's Mercy 64 IX The Arm of Power 80 X The Second Obstacle 99 XI The Long Trail 109 XII The Night Wind's Mystery 114 XIII The Invisible Menace 120 XIV Lawler's "Nerve" 127 XV Concerning an Outlaw 142 XVI A "Norther" 148 XVII The Line Cabin 158 XVIII Storm Driven 165 XIX Death at a Door 172 XX The "Killing" 183 XXI Chance and a Man 186 XXII The White Waste 191 XXIII A Woman's Wiles 196 XXIV Della's Handkerchief 208 XXV In Which a Man Plots 215 XXVI A Menace Appears 225 XXVII Evidence 229 XXVIII The Trail Horde 234 XXIX Antrim Strikes 246 XXX A Woman Lies 253 XXXI "Jail's Empty, Kane!" 257 XXXII Red King Runs 263 XXXIII The Fight at the Cabin 270 XXXIV "Good Old Shorty!" 283 XXXV Haunting Memories 288 XXXVI A Man Meditates Vengeance 298 XXXVII The Trap 303 XXXVIII The Governor's Guns 310 XXXIX Slade's Prisoner 314 XL Primitive Instincts 318 XLI The Clean up 323 XLII Going East 331 XLIII The Majesty of Peace 341




There were fifty thousand acres within view of the ranchhouse virgin grass land dotted with sage, running over a wide level, into little hills, and so on to an upland whose rise was so gradual that it could be seen only from a distance, best from the gallery of the ranchhouse.

The first tang of autumn was in the sage scented breeze that swept the county, and the tawny valley, basking in the warm sunlight that came down from a cloudless sky, showed its rugged beauty to advantage.

Kane Lawler paused at the edge of the gallery and filled his lungs from the sage laden breeze, and then wheeled to face his mother... Continue reading book >>

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