"AN' THEY LEAVES HIM THAR ON THE TRAIL."—Page 115.
ALFRED HENRY LEWIS
FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY
By Frederick A. Stokes Company
WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST
These tales by the Old Cattleman have been submitted to perhaps a dozen people. They have read, criticised, and advised. The advice was good; the criticism just. Some suggested a sketch which might in detail set forth Wolfville; there were those who wanted something like a picture of the Old Cattleman; while others urged an elaboration of the personal characteristics of Old Man Enright, Doc Peets, Cherokee Hall, Moore, Tutt, Boggs, Faro Nell, Old Monte, and Texas Thompson. I have, however, concluded to leave all these matters to the illustrations of Mr. Remington and the imaginations of those who read. I think it the better way—certainly it is the easier one for me. I shall therefore permit the Old Cattleman to tell his stories in his own fashion. The style will be crude, abrupt, and meagre, but I trust it will prove as satisfactory to the reader as it has to me.
A. H. L.
New York, May 15, 1897.
|Wolfville's First Funeral,||1|
|The Stinging Lizard,||9|
|The Story of Wilkins,||26|
|The Washerwoman's War,||40|
|Enright's Pard, Jim Willis,||53|
|Tucson Jennie's Heart,||69|
|Tucson Jennie's Jealousy,||79|
|The Man from Red Dog,||96|
|Texas Thompson's "Election,"||118|
|A Wolfville Foundling,||132 |
|the Man from Yellowhouse,||142|
|Jacks up on Eights,||154|
|The Rival Dance-Halls,||165|
|Slim Jim's Sister,||182|
|Jaybird Bob's Joke,||202|
|Dawson and Rudd, Partners,||232|
|Mace Bowman, Sheriff,||261|
|A Wolfville Thanksgiving,||270|
|Bill Horkin's Coon,||288|
|Old Sam Enright's "Romance,"||302|
|Piñon Bill's Bluff,||310|
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
The Old Cattleman, 1 Wolfville, 3 Doc Prets, 7 Cherokee Hall, 9 Old Man Enright, 31 "This Yere's Thoughtful of Jack," 56 "He's Shore a Fash'nable Lookin' Injun," 87 "An' they leaves him thar on the Trail," 115 Texas Thompson, 120 Old Monte, 135 "He Lays thar Rollin' his Eyes," 146 "That He'pless Shorthorn Stops Both Heels," 172 "It's on the Spring Round-up," 203 "Nacherally I Stops an' Surveys him Careful," 227 "Them Three Mexicans is Eliminated," 268 "The Red Dog Chief," 278 Crawfish Jim, 328 Tailpiece, 337
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