By Louis L'Amour
Rye Tyler was once twelve while his father was once killed in an Indian raid. Taken in via a mysterious stranger with a style for books and an intuition for survival, Rye is schooled within the challenging classes of existence within the West. yet after killing a guy, he's compelled to depart his new domestic. He rides lonely mountain passes and works on dusty livestock drives till he reveals a role breaking horses. Then he meets Liza Hetrick, and in her eyes he sees his destiny. After constructing himself as marshal of Alta, he returns, basically to find that Liza has been abducted. monitoring her to Robbers’ Roost, Rye is compelled to stand the guy who taught him all he is familiar with approximately books, weapons, and friendship. previous friends—one girl: Who will stroll away?
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I was to have married his sister. ” And in California I went to school. Logan Pollard stayed around for a while, and then he rode away. I did not believe Mary Tatum wanted him to go. Yet he was gone no more than a week before he came back, and when I came riding in on Old Blue I saw them talking, serious-like, on the porch. ” “Not here,” she told him. ” “All right,” he said finally. ” The winter passed and all summer long I worked, felling logs for a lumber mill and holding down a riding job on a nearby ranch the rest of the time.
That stopped her, and she held my arm a minute, her gray eyes searching mine. “Jack McGarry? ” “Yes, ma'am. He said words. . ” “Yes, ma'am. ” “Oh. ” Somehow Logan did not seem surprised. He listened to me and I told it plain and simple, holding nothing back. ” There was something else on his mind. ” “Yes, sir. ” Nothing more was said and Mary went about getting supper. She was never one to take on when it was past time for it to do any good. We ate some, although I didn't have much appetite, and kept seeing how McGarry looked, lying there on the ground with that shocked expression on his face.
Twice I came up to Indian ponies from the bunch I'd stampeded and started them moving again. All night I rode on, heading west along the track of the wagons. Come day, I found a place high on a hill where there was a sort of hollow. I picketed Old Blue and stretched out on my back. The sun woke me up, shining right in my face. I got up on Old Blue again and headed west. Next day I killed a buffalo calf. Here and there I found some wild onions, and I ate the buffalo meat without salt. It was like that for a week.
To Tame a Land by Louis L'Amour