By Louis L'Amour
They got here through river and by way of wagon teach, braving the unending distances of the nice Plains and the icy passes of the Sierra Nevada. They have been males like Linus Rawlings, a stressed survivor of Indian nation who’d headed east to determine the sea yet left his heart—and his home—in the West. They have been ladies like Lilith Prescott, a wise, lively good looks who fled her kinfolk and fell for a playing guy in the middle of a frontier gold growth. those pioneering women and men sowed the seeds of a kingdom with their courage—and with their blood. this is the tale of the way their paths could meet amid the epic fight opposed to fierce enemies and nature’s cruelty, to win for all time the wealthy and untamed West.
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They got here by means of river and via wagon teach, braving the unending distances of the nice Plains and the icy passes of the Sierra Nevada. They have been males like Linus Rawlings, a stressed survivor of Indian nation who’d headed east to work out the sea yet left his heart—and his home—in the West. They have been girls like Lilith Prescott, a wise, lively attractiveness who fled her kin and fell for a playing guy in the course of a frontier gold growth.
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The captain often did his own steering; otherwise, he sat on deck smoking his pipe and shouting insults at the other boats. Sometimes the cook was the captain’s wife; more often she was one of the thousands of women who followed the canal, taking up with this boater or that, as jealous of her independence as any man on the ditch. Of all shapes and sizes, and of every color, the boats moved up or down the canal, fighting or racing for cargo, all their actions accompanied by the shouting of men and the long-drawn-out sound of the horns—the horns of the boats along the Erie Canal.
When the others fled, these two must have deliberately fallen from their horses in simulated death, for the sole purpose of this attack. Lifting his rifle, he estimated the distance. The target was poor, the range too great. He was hesitating whether to chance a warning shot when someone fired from the trees where he believed the horses were hidden. One of the Utes screamed hoarsely and leaped to his feet. Two buffalo guns boomed from the hollow and the Indian was slammed back to the grass, where he struggled an instant, then relaxed and lay still.
Eve sat down and took up her book, leaning closer to the flames to see the print better. Lilith came up to the fire, and Eve looked up. “Lilith…listen to this: ‘Theirs was a poignant parting in the forest. ” “It’s where the two hearts come together. Now be quiet and listen: ‘His marksmanship was uncanny. Three times he hurled the knife. “That was for luck,” he said the first time, and “that was for love,” after the second. ” “I reckon. ” “You don’t make sense, Eve. You want to be a farmer’s wife, but you’ll never find a farmer who’s the kind of man you want.
How the West Was Won by Louis L'Amour