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By Louis L'Amour

ISBN-10: 0553899023

ISBN-13: 9780553899023

It was once only a godforsaken mountainside, yet no position on the earth was once richer in silver. For a bustling, enterprising the US, this used to be the nice bonanza. The dreamers, the stressed, the developers, the vultures—they have been lured by way of the glittering promise of rapid riches and survived the brutal hardships of a mining camp to elevate a mythical growth city. yet a few sought greater than wealth. Val Trevallion, a loner haunted via a violent earlier. Grita Redaway, a radiantly attractive actress pushed by way of an unfulfilled desire. fiercely self reliant spirits, jointly they rose above the demanding situations of the Comstock to stake a daring declare at the destiny.

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Chapter 3 THEY CAMPED ONE night on a branch of Mary’s River, and Hiram Ward stopped by their wagon. “Fill up your kegs and anything else that will carry water. Then cut some grass for hay. ” “You ain’t seen the Forty-Mile. This here’s the worst of all, and none of the stock is in good shape. There’ll be no water at all, and no grass. There’ll be a dead animal for every fifty yards and a ruined wagon for every hundred. There’s one spring, boiling hot water. “It’s about twenty-four hours of travel.

The man who stood over Grita’s father and killed him was not drunk. He waited until the others had…had done what they were doing, and then he called out that somebody was coming, and when they scattered, he went into the wagon and took the money. When he came out, Grita’s father groaned, and that man came back and shot him. ” Ward stared at him. “Boy, are you sure of that? ” “I…I think so. ” “Be careful, son. Many a man’s been hung on no more than that. ” The grass grew shorter, the trail more sandy, and to right and left were sand-hills.

Aye. One is needed for the crossing of the great plains. We will need cattle for the drawing of it, and a horse for riding. ” Mary protested. “There are no wardens. ” “I have not. Nor have I so much as held one in my hands. Here in England only the great landowners may hunt, so the only guns I have seen were in the hands of soldiers. But I shall learn. ” “Father? ” “It is like a moor. ” “Tom? Is it as far as London? ” He looked at her smiling. “Will Holder, you know? He who returned to Helston for his family?

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