By Louis L'Amour
Macon Fallon had by no means wanted greater than a deck of playing cards, a quick horse, and a prepared gun; he used to be hoping on these issues now as he led an unsuspecting workforce of settlers to an deserted mining city. yet whereas Fallon ready to go the ghost city off as a gold mine within the making, a humorous factor occurred: a real-life group began to take form within the city he’d christened pink Horse. So while a band of vicious outlaws and a child who fancied himself a gunslinger threatened to tear pink Horse aside, Fallon discovered himself stuck in a single challenge he’d by no means gambled on. He had come to crimson Horse to make a short fortune, yet now he may need to choose up a gun and danger his lifestyles for a spot he by no means desired to name home.…
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The sun was gone now, and gloomy shadows gathered between the buildings and in the lee of the mountain. Those great empty eyes of the windows stared down upon him. The short boom had brought capital to the town. Several moneyed men, anxious to realize on such a boom as the Comstock, had been among the first to rush in. It was one of these who had built the hotel and the Yankee Saloon. When the crash came and the people fled, disappointed and angry, they left all behind that they could not easily carry.
On the third day he rode out to the trail and put up his sign. RED HORSE 6 MILES Then he returned to the place where he had first seen the faded Buell’s Bluff sign and, after gathering some inkweed from alongside the dry lake, he brought the broken-up sign back to town and burned it. When he had mixed up his color from the inkweed, he went along the street touching up the signs, not only at Damon’s store and the blacksmith shop, but at other places too. Al Damon saw him doing this and asked, “What’s the idea of that?
Those who sign will move to Red Horse with me. We will brush up and clean up, and open the town for business. ” “I brought a stock of goods,” one man said suddenly. ” “Good! We will sell them at—” He caught himself just in time, for he had started to say ‘at exorbitant prices,’ but hastily dropped the adjective. Macon Fallon had observed that even merchants who sell at exorbitant prices do not like to admit to it. “You will be free to stake claims as long as you leave mine alone, but let me assure you the finding of gold in paying quantity, either here or in California, is a very rare thing.