Around the Spade Wagon, an Old West Short Story

Around the Spade Wagon, an Old West Short Story : (Andy Adams Masterpiece Collection)

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It was one day yet before the round-up of the Cherokee Strip. This strip of leased Indian lands was to be worked in three divisions. We were on our way to represent the Coldwater Pool in the western division, on the annual round-up. Our outfit was four men and thirty horses. We were to represent a range that had twelve thousand cattle on it, a total of forty-seven brands. We had been in the saddle since early morning, and as we came out on a narrow divide, we caught our first glimpse of the Cottonwoods at Antelope Springs, the rendezvous for this division. The setting sun was scarcely half an hour high, and the camp was yet five miles distant. We had covered sixty miles that day, traveling light, our bedding lashed on gentle saddle horses. We rode up the mesa quite a little distance to avoid some rough broken country, then turned southward toward the Springs. Before turning off, we could see with the naked eye signs of life at the meeting-point. The wagon sheets of half a dozen chuck-wagons shone white in the dim distance, while small bands of saddle horses could be distinctly seen grazing more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 1.52mm | 86.18g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508524696
  • 9781508524694

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