Archive for the ‘Western’ Category
#11: The Shadow Riders by Louis L’Amour:
Mac stepped down from his horse and turned the body over with his boot toe. The man’s nose had been broken. There was an ugly welt on his cheekbone and the skin was split, but his throat had been pierced and torn.
“What in God’s world?” Mac said. “Would you look at that!”
“Kate,” Dal said.
“Kate? Are you crazy?”
“No, sir. Kate, with the end of a stick. I showed her how. Don’t you remember what we learned from that character named Dugan? To thrust with a stick, not strike?”
Mac stared at the body. “Dal, take some advice from your big brother. If you marry that girl, be nice to her. You hear me?”
Synopsis: Two men must ride like the Dickens (or whatever the appropriate Old West saying would be) to save a bitter Confederate veteran from selling a band of kidnapped maidens into overseas slavery.