The Flying U's Last Stand

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Little, Brown, 1915 - Children's literature - 353 pages
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When a young lady from a land boom syndicate tries to enlist Andy Green's help in scheme to lure settlers to Montana, he isn't interested-until he learns that the land selected was part of the Flying U Ranch. Andy quickly sets was off to tell Chip Bennett and the rest of the Happy Family at the Flying U about the insidious plot that could sound the death knell for the Flying U.

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Bertha Muzzy Bower is generally regarded as the first woman Western novelist. This 1915 outing finds the crew of the Flying U Ranch struggling to keep their land from being broken up by homesteaders. Read full review

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Page 156 - The hinges are of leather and the windows have no glass, And the board roof lets the howling blizzard in; And I hear the hungry coyote as he sneaks up through the grass, 'Round my little old sod shanty on the claim.
Page 157 - I'd come down to burning twisted hay In the little old sod shanty on my claim. My clothes are plastered o'er with dough, I'm looking like a fright, And everything is scattered round the room, But I wouldn't give the freedom that I have out in the West For the table of the eastern man's old home.
Page 156 - Still I wish that some kindhearted girl would pity on me take, And relieve me from the mess that I am in; The angel how I'd bless her if this her home she'd make In the little old sod shanty on my claim.
Page 75 - ... application is honestly and in good faith made for the purpose of actual settlement and cultivation, and not for the benefit of any other person, persons, or corporation, and that he...
Page 141 - I'll sing you about the cowboy whose life is light and free. He roams about the prairie, and, at night when he lies down, His heart is as gay as the flowers in May in his bed upon the ground. They're a little bit rough, I must confess, the most of them, at least; But if you do not hunt a quarrel you can live with them in peace ; For if you do, you're sure to rue the day you joined their band. They will follow you up and shoot it out with you just man to man. Did you ever go to a cowboy whenever hungry...
Page 356 - Brebner has never conceived a better story than this account of the turbulent duchess who held Podina against French king and German princeling, who satisfied the clamorous demands of her own fickle subjects, and who had the courage and daring to seize her own happiness, regardless of its strange...
Page 356 - I'odina free from the grasp of its greedy neighbors. Naturally she is: the center of plots and counterplots, but always she manages to: evade the traps of her enemies and is extricated from her perils by the aid of Bergolet, her court jester.
Page 351 - I'm only a poor man, I have to support my family. What am I to do, if he does give up?" 'Poor man!' I pitied him. After all, he was only a tool in the hands of the boss. He also worked very hard. The boss's son would walk around all day long from one table to the other, without knowing what 's what.
Page 322 - But for all that they knew exactly what to do and how to go about doing it, and they did not waste a single minute in meeting the emergency.
Page 5 - Cowpunchers to the bone though they were, they bent backs over irrigating ditches and sweated in the hayfields just for the sake of staying together on the ranch.

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