Bendigo Shafter: A Novel by Louis L'Amour

By Louis L'Amour

As a part of the Louis L’Amour’s misplaced Treasures sequence, this version comprises particular bonus materials!

At what element does a bunch of strangers develop into a group? while younger Bendigo Shafter and a ragtag bunch of tourists settle within the rugged Wyoming mountains, they speedy come to depend upon a longevity and knowledge lots of them by no means knew they possessed. Led through the attractive and imaginitive widow Ruth Macken, the settlers conflict harsh winters, renegade opportunists, and the damaging trap of gold. via those brutally not easy stories, younger Bendigo is cast right into a guy. but if he travels to big apple to reclaim the affection of Ninon, his early life sweetheart, Bendigo is confronted with new demanding situations. Will hard-edged instincts, honed from years within the mountains, serve him within the substantial urban? Does Ninon’s center belong to the lighting and glamour of the theater? And if his future deems it so, will he be keen to depart the neighborhood he toiled goodbye and tough to construct?

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We listened outside each lodge until we heard Mae speak and some arguing among the Indians. Ethan lifted the flap and went in, with me right behind him. A small fire burned in the center of the tent, and the air was stifling hot and smoky after the cold outside. Right off I spotted Mae and the youngsters beside her. They seemed unhurt, only scared. There were five buck Indians in there. One young brave was on his feet arguing, and he was mad as all get-out. The others were older, and the one at whom the buck seemed to be pointing his words was oldest of all.

A door opened and closed, and I saw my brother walking toward the corral with a bucket for the morning milking. A horse whinnied, and Cain took a pitchfork and began forking hay to the stock. Something made him look up. We saw him stop, stare, then drop his fork and start on a run for the house. Sound carried well in that still air, and we heard him plain. “Ma! ” Doors burst open, and folks ran out upon the snow, shading their eyes to see. And then they started to run, floundering in the deep snow, and we started down the hill, running, too.

To scoff is also easy, but to go on in the face of scoffing and to do what is right is the way of a man. Neely Stuart already regretted the stopping and spoke of continuing on to California in the spring, and Tom Croft, who listened to Neely, was a man who never knew whether the course he had taken was the right one. So he was always open to persuasion. Nor was his Mary of a different mind. Even Webb talked of going on when spring should again bring grass to the hills, yet he had been the first to break off from the wagon train and follow Ruth Macken in her decision.

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