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When The Cook Fell Ill When The Cook Fell Ill

When The Cook Fell Ill
It was four o'clock, and there was consternation in the round-up camp of the Flying U; when one eats breakfast before dawn--July dawn at that--covers thirty miles of rough country before eleven o'clock dinner and as many more after, supper seems, for the time being, the most important thing in the life of a cowboy. Men stood about in various dejected attitudes, their thumbs tucked inside their chap-belts, blank helplessness writ large upon their perturbed countenances--they were the aliens, hired but to make a full crew during round-up. Long-legged fellows with spurs a-jingle hurried in and out of the cook-tent,... Short Stories - Post by : websitejack - Date : April 2011 - Author : B. M. Bower - Read : 2892

The Spirit Of The Range The Spirit Of The Range

The Spirit Of The Range
Cal Emmett straightened up with his gloved hand pressed tight against the small of his back, sighed "Hully Gee!" at the ache of his muscles and went over to the water bucket and poured a quart or so of cool, spring water down his parched throat. The sun blazed like a furnace with the blower on, though it was well over towards the west; the air was full of smoke, dust and strong animal odors, and the throaty bawling of many cattle close-held. For it was nearing the end of spring round-up, and many calves were learning, with great... Short Stories - Post by : Shawn_W. - Date : April 2011 - Author : B. M. Bower - Read : 1961

The Reveler The Reveler

The Reveler
Happy Jack, coming from Dry Lake where he had been sent for the mail, rode up to the Flying U camp just at dinner time and dismounted gloomily and in silence. His horse looked fagged--which was unusual in Happy's mounts unless there was urgent need of haste or he was out with the rest of the Family and constrained to adopt their pace, which was rapid. Happy, when riding alone, loved best to hump forward over the horn and jog along slowly, half asleep. "Something's hurting Happy," was Cal Emmett's verdict when he saw the condition of the horse.... Short Stories - Post by : tapatti - Date : April 2011 - Author : B. M. Bower - Read : 3292

The Unheavenly Twins The Unheavenly Twins

The Unheavenly Twins
There was a dead man's estate to be settled, over beyond the Bear Paws, and several hundred head of cattle and horses had been sold to the highest bidder, who was Chip Bennett, of the Flying U. Later, there were the cattle and horses to be gathered and brought to the home range; and Weary, always Chip's choice when came need of a trusted man, was sent to bring them. He was to hire what men he needed down there, work the range with the Rocking R, and bring home the stock--when his men could take the train and... Short Stories - Post by : wildfirebiz - Date : April 2011 - Author : B. M. Bower - Read : 1327