A Man and a Mule

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AuthorHouse, Nov 29, 2004 - Fiction - 264 pages
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Jumo Gumasaka was very young when he was captured and shipped to the Americas in a slave ship.

In the years following the civil war this ex-slave obtains a colt revolver. With this hand gun he leaves the South and heads West. He travels with his friend and traveling companion a mule that he calls Nellie.

He finds that he has natural ability with the fast draw and is extremely accurate. His gun becomes an extension of his arm and his uncanny ability with the gun leads to the demise of many opponents.

His many encounters with would be killers and gunslingers in his travels westward load to many interesting adventures.

 

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Contents

A Man and a Mule
1
The Early Years
4
Life on the Plantation
9
The War Years
17
A Mule Called Nellie
21
Life With the Indians
26
The Marriage
32
Death in the Indian Camp
38
The Parting
126
The Cabin in the Valley
129
Jim
136
A Visit in the Night
144
The Trip to Town
150
Shootout in the Town
156
Decision Time in the Settlement
169
Sallys Journey
176

Quanah Last Champion of the Comanche
45
Adobe Walls
57
The End of the Buffalo
60
The New Mule
63
Trouble in the Town
70
Jesse Martin Gunslinger
75
The Encounter on the Trail
79
The Beginning of Winter
82
The Long Winter
86
Two Men and a Log Cabin
94
The Visitors
98
Shootout at the Cabin
101
Fur Trading in the Settlement
105
Law and Order
113
The Burial
122
The Chase
182
The Journey West
185
The Fight
189
The Return to the Settlement
192
Encounter with the Indians
196
The Departure
203
The New Farm
209
The Encounter at the Farm
225
The Dinner
230
The Sheriff of Salton Creek
233
The Second Encounter With Tommy
245
The Shootout
250
The Aftermath
252
About The Author
255
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Ben A. Watford received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Howard University in 1957 and his Master’s degree from Tuskegee University in 1960. He taught Chemistry at Smithtown High School in St. James, New York. He taught Science Techniques and Elementary Mathematics at Long Island University in the Graduate Education Department as an Associate Professor. Born in Winton, North Carolina, he now lives in Fairfield Harbour near New Bern, North Carolina with his wife Barbara. His last published work was a novel, “The Coming of the Comet.” He is an active Potter making pottery on his potter’s wheel. He has had several one-man shows at Art Galleries in Eastern Carolina. He is an avid golfer.

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