The Great Western Special; 3 Complete Western Novels Volume 1-3

The Great Western Special; 3 Complete Western Novels Volume 1-3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...around at the three, deliberately closing an eye at Hollis. " You know," he resumed, addressing them all, his eyes twinkling as his gaze met Dunlavey's, " that the law is an expensive institution. It is a fundamental principle--at least of some governments," he smiled--" that a community that desires the law must pay, and pay dearly--for it. In short, if it wants the law it must pay taxes. I do not say that that is a principle which our government is applying, but I do say that it is an eminently fair proposition. " At all events I have received word from the Interior Department that if we want the law to come out here we must pay for it. That is not said in so many words, but that is the inference, if we are to consider the instructions of the Secretary of the Interior--which are: ' I am informed that several large ranch owners in Union County are inclined to evade taxation. Especially is this true--I am told--of a man named Dunlavey, who, if the report is correct, paid, during the last half year, taxes on five hundred head of cattle, whereas it is claimed that his holdings will amount to about five thousand, yearly average. In view of this ridiculously low return it seems incumbent upon me to appoint an inquisitor, whose duty ' " Dunlavey laughed harshly, interrupting the Judge. Then he turned suddenly to Hollis, his face inflamed with passion. " I reckon this is some of your work?" he snarled. Hollis met his gaze steadily. "I imagine it is," he said quietly. He could not keep a flash of triumph from his eyes. " Nothing could please me better than to discover that I had a hand in bringing the law to this country. It needs plenty of law...".show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934423
  • 9781236934420