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WOLFVILLE.

 

 
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"AN' THEY LEAVES HIM THAR ON THE TRAIL."—Page 115.

 

 

WOLFVILLE


BY
ALFRED HENRY LEWIS
(Dan Quin)


Illustrated by
FREDERIC REMINGTON

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New York
FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY
PUBLISHERS

 
 

Copyright, 1897
By Frederick A. Stokes Company

 

 

TO
WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST

 

 

PREFACE.

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.

 

CONTENTS


CHAPTER I.
Wolfville's First Funeral, 1
CHAPTER II.
The Stinging Lizard, 9
CHAPTER III.
The Story of Wilkins, 26
CHAPTER IV.
The Washerwoman's War, 40
CHAPTER V.
Enright's Pard, Jim Willis, 53
CHAPTER VI.
Tucson Jennie's Heart, 69
CHAPTER VII.
Tucson Jennie's Jealousy, 79
CHAPTER VIII.
The Man from Red Dog, 96
CHAPTER IX.
Cherokee Hall, 108
CHAPTER X.
Texas Thompson's "Election," 118
CHAPTER XI.
A Wolfville Foundling, 132
CHAPTER XII.
the Man from Yellowhouse, 142
CHAPTER XIII.
Jacks up on Eights, 154
CHAPTER XIV.
The Rival Dance-Halls, 165
CHAPTER XV.
Slim Jim's Sister, 182
CHAPTER XVI.
Jaybird Bob's Joke, 202
CHAPTER XVII.
Bogg's Experience, 216
CHAPTER XVIII.
Dawson and Rudd, Partners, 232
CHAPTER XIX.
Mace Bowman, Sheriff, 261
CHAPTER XX.
A Wolfville Thanksgiving, 270
CHAPTER XXI.
Bill Horkin's Coon, 288
CHAPTER XXII.
Old Sam Enright's "Romance," 302
CHAPTER XXIII.
Piñon Bill's Bluff, 310
CHAPTER XXIV.
Crawfish Jim, 326
 
 

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS


 
  1. The Old Cattleman, 1
  2. Wolfville, 3
  3. Doc Prets, 7
  4. Cherokee Hall, 9
  5. Old Man Enright, 31
  6. "This Yere's Thoughtful of Jack," 56
  7. "He's Shore a Fash'nable Lookin' Injun," 87
  8. "An' they leaves him thar on the Trail," 115
  9. Texas Thompson, 120
  10. Old Monte, 135
  11. "He Lays thar Rollin' his Eyes," 146
  12. "That He'pless Shorthorn Stops Both Heels," 172
  13. "It's on the Spring Round-up," 203
  14. "Nacherally I Stops an' Surveys him Careful," 227
  15. "Them Three Mexicans is Eliminated," 268
  16. "The Red Dog Chief," 278
  17. Crawfish Jim, 328
  18. Tailpiece, 337
 

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.