Pardners

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1st World Publishing, Mar 1, 2005 - Fiction - 184 pages
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - "Most all the old quotations need fixing," said Joyce in tones forbidding dispute. "For instance, the guy that alluded to marriages germinating in heaven certainly got off on the wrong foot. He meant pardnerships. The same works ain't got capacity for both, no more'n you can build a split-second stop-watch in a stone quarry. No, sir! A true pardnership is the sanctifiedest relation that grows, is, and has its beans, while any two folks of opposite sect can marry and peg the game out some way. Of course, all pardnerships ain't divine. To every one that's heaven borned there's a thousand made in -. There goes them cussed dogs again!" He dove abruptly at the tent flap, disappearing like a palmed coin, while our canvas structure reeled drun-kenly at his impact. The sounds of strife without rose shrilly into blended agony, and the yelps of Keno melted away down the gulch in a rapid and rabid diminuendo.
 

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WOW I found a first edition at a resale shop with a quirky illustration on the cover. The book was fragile, pages stitched and
I meant to use this book for collage.(it had great old illustrations and
photos. )
BUT I decided to read it first. I read the entire book with out stopping, it took me to a time I never knew.
The language is dated and full of cowboy terms and quotes, and I would not have enjoyed it half as much if it were not so "Western" Do yourself a favor, spend an evening with these stories. I wonder if Annie Proulx read this book as a young girl.??
P.S. I will not use the book for anything but reading.
It will make a great "Leave at the cottage" book.
 

Contents

PARDNERS
7
THE MULE DRIVER AND THE GARRULOUS MUTE
34
THE COLONEL AND THE HORSETHIEF
50
THE THAW AT SLISCOS
63
BITTER ROOT BILLINGS ARBITER
78
THE SHYNESS OF SHORTY
94
THE TEST
109
NORTH OF FIFTYTHREE
126
WHERE NORTHERN LIGHTS COME
143
THE SCOURGE
158
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