By Louis L'Amour
Callaghen’s company is soldiering. For two decades he’d fought worldwide, from China to the deserts of California; now he’s a personal within the U.S. Cavalry, poorly paid, his enlistment approximately to expire. He’s able to stream on…until he comes throughout a startling discovery: a treasure map belonging to a lifeless lieutenant who won't were all that he appeared. The map issues tips on how to an underground river of gold…or does it? to determine, Callaghen must struggle the hardest warfare of his existence: opposed to a fierce Indian warrior, a vindictive commanding officer, and a ruthless gang of outlaws who’ll flip what could be a river of gold right into a river of blood.
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Croker came back, staring dully at him, intent on his digging. "You waste your time. We are dead men," he said. Callaghen did not look up. "Get back to your duty," he said hoarsely. " Croker did not move. "You are not an officer. " Callaghen stood up stiffly and turned around. "Croker, you've got one chance to live. " Croker hesitated, but then he turned and went back through the mesquite, and Callaghen dropped to his knees again. He was a tall man, with wide shoulders, a well setup man who ordinarily moved easily and with some grace.
All right," he said aloud, and nobody stirred. "We will go now," he said, but there was no movement, no response. Summoning all his strength, he pushed himself up. He got to his knees and slugged the Delaware. " he managed. " The Delaware got up, swaying on his feet. Then he helped Croker to his feet, and between them they got Walsh up. Callaghen stood erect. The weight of the spare rifle, slung across his back, was almost more than he could stand. With his own rifle in hand, he peered around.
Yes, sir. " "You have been a sergeant twice, I believe. Damn it, what are they thinking of? I'd sooner break a man for not fighting. All right, Callaghen, I need some help. " He looked up suddenly, sharply. "You are an educated man, Callaghen. " Callaghen hesitated the briefest moment. "Yes, sir. " Hill suggested sarcastically. "No, sir. " Again he paused briefly. "I am Irish, sir. In these days that practically means I am a man without a country. " "All right, all right. You say you have Allison's things.
Callaghen by Louis L'Amour