The Mystery of the Barranca
"[...]complicate the case with bothersome inquiries, they simply vanished. One by one they came, hit the trail out there in a cloud of dust, and were never seen again. "After them came the Dutchman, a big fat fellow, obstinate as one of his own mules, and a scrapper. For a while it looked as though he'd make good-might have, perhaps, if he hadn't taken to using his dynamite box for a pillow. You see, his peons used to steal the sticks to fish, and so many of them blew themselves into kingdom come that he was always running shy on labor. So, as I say, he used the box for a pillow till it went off one night and distributed him all over the Barranca de Guerrero. Just how it came about of course nobody knew, nor cared, and they never did find a piece big enough to warrant an inquest. It just went as accidental, and he'd scarcely, so to say, stopped raining before a Frenchman jumped the claim. But he only lasted for a couple of days, landed[...]."
- Paperback | 170 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.13mm | 263.08g
- 09 Apr 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations