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The Ridin' Kid from Powder River   By: (1874-1945)

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The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs is an engaging and thrilling Western novel that will transport readers to the rugged landscapes of the Old West. Set in the early 1900s, the story introduces us to a fascinating character, the titular Ridin' Kid.

The Ridin' Kid, whose real name is Jim Lash, is a young cowboy with a mysterious past. He possesses extraordinary riding skills and an uncanny ability to handle a gun, making him feared and respected by those who cross his path. Knibbs effortlessly brings his protagonist to life, painting a vivid picture of a strong and capable hero with a rugged charm.

What sets this novel apart is the seamless blending of action, adventure, and romance. As the Ridin' Kid finds himself entangled in the lawless world of Powder River, he faces various dangers, including a notorious gang leader named Rope-Eye, who is out for revenge. The intense chase scenes and gripping shootouts are described in a way that keeps readers on the edge of their seats.

However, it's not just the thrilling escapades that make this book so compelling. Knibbs also explores deeper themes, such as redemption and the impact of one's past on their present choices. Through flashbacks and introspection, we learn about the Kid's troubled childhood and the events that shaped him into the fearless cowboy he has become. This adds an emotional depth to the story and allows readers to connect with the character on a more profound level.

Furthermore, the author's captivating prose paints a vivid picture of the Western landscape, immersing readers in the vibrant colors, wild terrain, and dusty towns of Powder River. The attention to detail in describing the cowboy lifestyle, from campfires to cattle drives, lends an authentic feel to the story, making readers feel as though they too are part of the Old West.

While some readers may find the pacing a bit slow at times, the well-developed characters and the intricate plot make up for it. The Ridin' Kid from Powder River is an enjoyable read for fans of Westerns, providing a perfect blend of action, adventure, and a touch of romance. Henry Herbert Knibbs' expert storytelling and strong character development make this novel a standout in the genre. Whether you are a longtime fan of Westerns or a newcomer to the genre, this book will leave you wanting more from the Ridin' Kid and his adventures in Powder River.

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[Frontispiece: The Ridin' Kid]

THE RIDIN' KID FROM POWDER RIVER

By

HENRY HERBERT KNIBBS

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS

BOSTON AND NEW YORK.

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

1919

COPYRIGHT, 1919, BY HENRY HERBERT KNIBBS

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

CONTENTS

I. YOUNG PETE II. FIREARMS AND NEW FORTUNES III. A WARNING IV. JUSTICE V. A CHANGE OF BASE VI. NEW VISTAS VII. PLANS VIII. SOME BOOKKEEPING IX. ROWDY AND BLUE SMOKE X. "TURN HIM LOOSE!" XI. POP ANNERSLEY'S BOY XII. IN THE PIT XIII. GAME XIV. THE KITTY CAT XV. FOUR MEN XVI. THE OPEN HOLSTER XVII. A FALSE TRAIL XVIII. THE BLACK SOMBRERO XIX. THE SPIDER XX. BULL MALVEY XXI. BOCA DULZURA XXII. "A DRESS OR A RING PERHAPS" XXIII. THE DEVIL WIND XXIV. "A RIDER STOOD AT THE LAMPLIT BAR" XXV. "PLANTED OUT THERE" XXVI. THE OLLA XXVII. OVER THE LINE XXVIII. A GAMBLE XXIX. QUERY XXX. BRENT'S MISTAKE XXXI. FUGITIVE XXXII. EL PASO XXXIII. THE SPIDER'S ACCOUNT XXXIV. DORIS XXXV. "CAUGHT IT JUST IN TIME" XXXVI. WHITE EYE XXXVII. "CLOSE THE CASES" XXXVIII. GETTING ACQUAINTED XXXIX. A PUZZLE GAME XL... Continue reading book >>




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