The Saddle Boys on the Plains, Or, After a Treasure of Gold

The Saddle Boys on the Plains, Or, After a Treasure of Gold

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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: ... as he dropped down on hands and knees, the better to examine the tracks left by the marauders. "What do you make of them?" asked Bob, presently, as his chum arose again. " Oh! just as Mr. Riley said; there were three in the bunch," Frank answered. " How about their shoes--can you tell whether they're smaller than the boots worn by the miners? " Bob continued, as if desirous of making sure. "Yes, that's a fact, Bob." ' "Then it stands to reason he was right when he said the robbery had been done by strangers here," the Kentucky boy went on to say. " Looks that way," Frank agreed. " Perhaps they came from Phoenix; or even far-away Los Angeles. The story of the rich Cherry Blossom has traveled far and wide; and I suppose these three rascals made up a plot to get away with the month's run." "And they did it, all right," remarked Bob. "Think you can follow the tracks, Frank? " " The easiest thing ever," came the reply. " Besides, right here Mr. Riley left his big footprints, so a blind man could keep on the trail. Come on, we might as well be moving. Plenty of time later on for a rest, when perhaps the dark will keep us from work." Frank led off as he spoke. He had learned his lesson fairly well, from having lived among cowboys for years. Besides, old Hank Coombs, the veteran cowman of the Circle Ranch, had often showed the son of his employer many tricks in connection with woodcraft. A short time later Frank turned again to speak to his comrade. "Here's as far as Riley went," he observed. See, he swung off at this point, just as he told us, meaning to get several men with guns...
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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804953
  • 9781236804952