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Riders of the Silences

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The Great West, prior to the century's turn, abounded in legend. Stories were told of fabled gunmen whose bullets always magically found their mark, of mighty stallions whose tireless gallop rivaled the speed of the wind, of glorious women whose beauty stunned mind and heart. But nowhere in the vast spread of the mountain-desert country was there a greater legend told than the story of Red Pierre and the phantom gunfighter, McGurk.

These two men of the wilderness, so unalike, of widely-differing backgrounds, had in common a single trait: each was unbeatable. Fate brought them clashing together, thunder to thunder, lightning to lightning. They were destined to meet at the crossroads of a long, long trail ... a trail which began in the northern wastes of Canada and led, finally, to a deadly confrontation in the mountains of the Far West.

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RIDERS OF THE SILENCES

by

JOHN FREDERICK

With Frontispiece by Frank Tenney Johnson

[Frontispiece: Each one of them should have ridden alone to be properly appreciated. To see them together was like watching a flock of eagles.]

A. L. Burt Company Publishers New York Published by arrangement with The H. K. Fly Company Copyright, 1920, by The H. K. Fly Company Copyright, 1920, The Munsey Co.

CONTENTS

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I. The Thunderbolt II. Irene III. The Launching of The Bolt IV. The Corner Plot V. Hurley VI. Fear VII. The Voice in The Storm VIII. Belief IX. Riders of The Silences X. The Guard XI. Jack Grows Up XII. The Burial XIII. A Tale of The Sledge XIV. McGurk XV. Gold Hair XVI. Ennui XVII. Black Gandil XVIII. Five Minutes' Silence XIX. Partners XX. Full Dress XXI. The Dance XXII. The Overtone XXIII. The Fear of The Living XXIV. The Luck of The Shipwrecked XXV. Jacqueline Waits XXVI... Continue reading book >>


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