By Louis L'Amour
Faucet Duvarney misplaced his innocence within the struggle among the States after which placed his abilities to the try out as a soldier within the frontier military. Now he has settled at the Texas coast, operating a ranch because the accomplice of his previous pal Tom Kittery–and discovering himself in the course of a feud among Kittery and the neighboring Munson relatives. round Matagorda Island, most folk are both backing the Munsons or closing silent. however the threat from open air Kittery’s camp is not anything in comparison to the risk inside, as Duvarney starts to suspect that Kittery’s lady isn’t every little thing she seems to be. Now faucet is getting to know that he needs to visit struggle back. yet will or not it's with the Munsons–or along with his closest pal?
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For years I’ve only visited there. ” “I envy you. ” The sullen look was on her face once more. “I wish I had never come back. ” She looked suddenly defiant. ” He avoided the opening, if that was what it was, and watched the shore. He could see the buildings now. The coast was low and flat, but there seemed to be hills beyond the town which were vague at that distance. The two long dark fingers of pier thrust into the bay waters. “I’ve never been anywhere before,” the girl said. “Only to Indianola or Victoria…and once over to Beeville.
That would be Green Lake. The mustangs were tired now, trotting only when they started down a slight grade…which was rare enough. But they had held the pace well. The last miles before daylight were weary ones, but he kept the team moving until they reached the breaks of the Guadalupe. The sky was gray with morning when he turned off into the trees and found a hollow screened from the trail. Here he unhitched the team and led them to water, and after that he picketed them on a patch of good grass not far from the buckboard.
Suddenly the man with the narrow-brimmed hat started to crawl through the fence. “Shab,” Huddy was saying, “you come back here. That man is buryin’ the dead. There’ll be no botherin’ him. ” “Leave him be. ” There was no more talk, but nobody walked away. Slowly, Duvarney completed his digging; then he wrapped the body in the tarpaulin and placed it in the bottom of the grave. He filled in the grave, while the men stood quietly. After that he went to the buckboard for his carpetbag and took out a Bible.
Matagorda by Louis L'Amour