Ross Grant Tenderfoot

Ross Grant Tenderfoot

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Excerpt: ...have told me his right name when he told me the rest." Angrily Ross ate his supper, glowering down at his plate and not noticing the entrance of the McKenzies with the sheriff. After supper he went up to his room. The door was unlocked, the key having been long since lost. A single electric bulb swinging over the dresser was alight. Under the bulb lay a sealed and soiled envelope. Ross picked it up and turning it over came on the direction, "Doc Tenderfoot," in a sprawling and carefully careless hand. Wonderingly he opened the envelope. Within was a note written with a lead pencil on the back of a yellow advertising sheet. It ran: "Leslie's name is Quinn, not Jones. His father is A. B. Quinn, North Bend, Okla., or 14 Castle Street, Omaha. He is in Omaha now waiting for Leslie. Sheriff is to send him there. Mum is the word about this note-to him or Leslie or the McKenzies. If I did not know you were on the square you would not get it to be mum about." 197 CHAPTER X A NEWCOMER ON MEADOW CREEK "' Old man Quinn!'" Ross cried aloud. "'Old man Quinn' and the sheep war. And Leslie is his son!" It all came back, the story he had almost forgotten in the stress of events on Meadow Creek, the conversation on the train, old Sheepy's tale and, at last, his suspicions concerning Lon Weston with his dyed hair. And when his memory brought Lon into mental view, Ross's face lit up with a sudden flash of intelligence. "It was Weston that I saw in the tent, and it was Weston that went into the barroom ahead of me!" He laid the note on the dresser and, bending under the electric light, studied it. There was nothing to show who had written it except the caution at the end. That might have emanated from Waymart, but the language was better than he would have used. Ross felt that it was Lon Weston who had written that message. Of course, if such was the case, and Lon was the fourth whom 198 old man Quinn was looking for, more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236716604
  • 9781236716606