Five stories of Army life in the mid to late 19th century. Charles King (1844 – 1933) was a United States soldier and a distinguished writer. He wrote and edited over 60 books and novels. Among his list of titles are Campaigning with Crook, Fort Frayne, Under Fire and Daughter of the Sioux.
Some of the spellings and hyphenations in the original are unusual; they have not been changed. Minor punctuation errors have been corrected without notice. A few obvious typographical errors have been corrected, and they are listed at the end of this bo...
PHILIP STEELE OF THE ROYAL NORTHWEST MOUNTED POLICE
By James Oliver Curwood
New York 1911
Chapter I. The Hyacinth Letter
Philip Steele's pencil drove steadily over the paper, as if the mere
writing of a letter he might never mail in some way lessened the
The wind is blowing a furious gale outside. From off the lake come
volleys of sleet, like shot from guns, and all the wild demons of
this black night in the wilderness seem bent on tearing apart the huge
end locked logs that form my cabin home. In truth, it is a terrible
night to be a...
Thirteen short stories by a popular writer of the early 20th century (not to be confused with an earlier book Blazed Trail). White's books were popular at a time when America was losing its vanishing wilderness. He was a keen observer of the beauties of nature and human nature, yet could render them in a plain-spoken style. Based on his own experience, whether writing camping journals or Westerns, he included pithy and fun details about cabin-building, canoeing, logging, gold-hunting, and guns and fishing and hunting. He also interviewed people who had been involved in the fur trade, the Cali...
E text prepared by Al Haines
A Story of the Cattle Country
JAMES B. HENDRYX
"The Gun Brand," "The Promise," etc.
A. L. Burt Company Publishers New York Published by arrangement with G. P. Putnam's Sons Made in the United States of America
Copyright, 1918 By James B. Hendryx
This edition is issued under arrangement with the publishers G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York And London
A PROLOGUE I. THE TRAIN STOPS II. WOLF RIVER III. PURDY IV. CIN...
A STORY OF THE OUTDOOR WEST
By William MacLeod Raine
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. A DESERT MEETING 2. THE KING OF THE BIG HORN COUNTRY 3. AN INVITATION GIVEN AND ACCEPTED 4. AT THE LAZY D RANCH 5. THE DANCE AT FRASER'S 6. A PARTY CALL 7. THE MAN FROM THE SHOSHONE FASTNESSES 8. IN THE LAZY D HOSPITAL 9. A RESCUE 12. MISTRESS AND MAID 13. THE TWO COUSINS 14. FOR THE WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP 15. JUDD MORGAN PASSES 16. HUNTING BIG GAME 17. RUN TO EARTH 18. PLAYING FOR TIME 19. WEST P...
THE HERITAGE OF THE SIOUX
By B.M. Bower
I WHEN GREEN GRASS COMES
II THE DAUGHTER OF A CHIEF
III TO THE VICTORS THE SPOILS
IV LOVE WORDS FOR ANNIE
V FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMPANY
VI "I GO WHERE WAGALEXA CONKA SAY"
VII ADVENTURE COMES SMILING
VIII THE SONG OF THE OMAHA
IX RIDERS IN THE BACKGROUND
X DEPUTIES ALL
XI ALL THIS WAR TALK ABOUT INJUNS
XII THE WILD GOOSE CHASE
XIII SET AFOOT
XIV ONE PUT OVER ON THE BUNCH
XV "NOW, DANG IT, R...
Burning Daylight, Jack London's fictional novel published in 1910, was one of the best selling books of that year and it was his best selling book in his lifetime. The novel takes place in the Yukon Territory in 1893. The main character, nicknamed Burning Daylight was the most successful entrepreneur of the Alaskan Gold Rush. The story of the main character was partially based upon the life of Oakland entrepreneur "Borax" Smith. (Wikipedia)
It was a quiet night in the Shovel. At the bar, which ranged along...
Andy Adams worked as a cowboy on trail drives from Texas for eight years. This is an account of a drive when he was the foreman of a herd of Texas cattle being driven to Montana. Expect the same quality writing as found in other books by Adams.
by Andy Adams
At the close of the civil war the need for a market for the surplus
cattle of Texas was as urgent as it was general. There had been numerous
experiments in seeking an outlet, and there is authority for the
statement that in 1857 Texas cattle were driven to Illinois. Eleven
[Frontispiece: Charles Ray as Bob Rogeen, and Barbara Bedford as Imogene Chandler.]
THE DESERT FIDDLER
WILLIAM H. HAMBY
ILLUSTRATED WITH SCENES FROM THE PHOTOPLAY A THOS. H. INCE PRODUCTION RELEASED BY PATH'E PICTURES
GROSSET & DUNLAP
COPYRIGHT, 1919, BY
CURTIS PUBLISHING COMPANY
COPYRIGHT, 1921, BY
DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES
THE COUNTRY LIFE PRESS, GARDEN CITY, N. Y.
Charles Ray as Bob Rogeen, and Barbara Be...
THAT GIRL MONTANA
MARAH ELLIS RYAN
TOLD IN THE HILLS, THE BONDWOMAN, A FLOWER OF FRANCE, Etc.
GROSSET & DUNLAP
Made in the United States of America
Copyright, 1901, by Rand. McNally & Company.
THAT GIRL MONTANA.
"That girl the murderer of a man of Lee Holly! That pretty little girl? Bosh! I don't believe it."
"I did not say she killed him; I said she was suspected. And even though she was cleared, the death of that renegade adds one more to the mysteries of our new West. But I think the mere suspic...