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Project Gutenberg's The Taming of Red Butte Western, by Francis Lynde This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: The Taming of Red Butte Western Author: Francis Lynde Release Date: January 31, 2005 [EBook #14844] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE TAMING OF RED BUTTE WESTERN *** Produced by Suzanne Shell, Jason Isbell and the PG Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http://www.pgdp.net). [Illustration: "I'll spend the last dollar of the fortune my father left me, if needful, in finding that man and hanging him!"] The Taming of Red Butte Western by Francis Lynde _Illustrated_ Charles Scribner's Sons New York, 1916 1910, BY Charles Scribner's Sons Published April, 1910 [ILLUSTRATION: Publishers Stamp] To Mr. CHARLES AUGUSTINE STICKLE My brother--in deed, though not by blood--this tale of his birthland is affectionately inscribed. CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE I. Collars-and-Cuffs 3 II. The Red Desert 24 III. A Little Brother of the Cows 38 IV. At the Rio Gloria 59 V. The Outlaws 80 VI. Everyman's Share 102 VII. The Killer 122 VIII. Benson's Bridge-Timbers 141 IX. Judson's Joke 157 X. Flemister and Others 177 XI. Nemesis 187 XII. The Pleasurers 202 XIII. Bitter-Sweet 224 XIV. Blind Signals 248 XV. Eleanor Intervenes 260 XVI. The Shadowgraph 270 XVII. The Dipsomaniac 289 XVIII. At Silver Switch 305 XIX. The Challenge 324 XX. Storm Signals 346 XXI. The Boss Machinist 369 XXII. The Terror 380 XXIII. The Crucible 398 ILLUSTRATIONS "I'll spend the last dollar of the fortune my father left me, if needful, in finding that man and hanging him!" _Frontispiece_ FACING PAGE His hand was on the latch of the door-yard gate when a man rose out of th
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