If he can work like he can eat, you've got yourself a hand. I ain't aimin' to let Tyrel hang up your hide right now, so you just set down an' cool off. Ma made me promise to go careful. He wore a belt gun, too, and I knew he could use it. Belden said, "I like men who work together. From the moment he had spoken up all our lives were pointed down a trail together, but no man could read the sign.
From the first Orrin was a well-loved man.
With that big, easy way of his, a wide smile, as well as courage and humor enough for three men, he was a man to ride the trail with. He did his share of the work and more, and at night around the fire he would sing or tell yarns. When he sang to the cows in that fine Welsh baritone of his, everybody listened. Nobody paid me much mind. Right off they saw I could do my work and they let me do it. When Orrin told them I was the tough one of the two they just laughed. Only there was one or two of them who didn't laugh and of these one was Tom Sunday, the other Cap Rountree, a thin, wiry old man with a walrus mustache who looked to have ridden a lot of trails.
The third day out, Tom Sunday fetched up alongside me and asked, "Tye, what would you have done if Reed Carney had grabbed his gun? Sunday," I said, "I'd have killed him. I'm not much on long-handled names. Have you seen the grass stretch away from you to the horizon?
The Sacketts Series by Louis L'Amour
Grass and nothing but grass except for flowers here and there and maybe the white of buffalo bones, but grass moving gentle under the long wind, moving like a restless sea with the hand of God upon it. On the fifth day when I was riding point by myself, and well out from the herd a dozen men came riding out of a ravine, all bunched up.
Right off I had a smell of trouble, so instead of waiting for them to come up, I rode right to meet them.
It was a mighty pleasant day and the air was balmy with summer. Overhead the sky was blue and only a mite of cloud drifting like a lost white buffalo over the plain of the sky. When they were close I drew up and waited, my Spencer. They drew up, a dirty, rough-looking bunch—their leader mean enough to sour cream. You come through the settlements an' swept up a lot of our cattle, an' they've et our grass.
The Sackett Brand (The Sacketts Series Book 7)
He says one of those big belt buckles like you got would stop a bullet. Me, I figure a chunk of lead,. Mister, if you want to be a sport we can settle that bet. This here is one of them Sacketts I been tellin' you about. Boy," he said, "you folks just ride on through. That there's just what we figured to do. When they saw those herd cutters ride off they were mighty surprised.
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