The scene cast a singular spell, uncanny and exciting, over young Clarke. The sweep of plains on one side, and on the other the dim outline of mountains behind which a blood-red sun was sinking, gave it a setting at once majestic and full of menace. The horizon, as the twilight spread over its whole surface, suggested the wilderness, the unknown and many dangers.
Carl Ericson was being naughty. Probably no boy in Joralemon was being naughtier that October Saturday afternoon. He had not half finished the wood-piling which was his punishment for having chased the family rooster thirteen times squawking around the chicken-yard, while playing soldiers with Bennie Rusk.
The devil s on my tail, and he s wearing a badge. Arrested for a robbery I didn t commit, I broke out of jail and took it on the lam The Fosterville sheriff s bagged a few outlaws. The trouble is, Kid Parmlee, his buddy Zeb, and his Paw are dead ringers for bandits who took a stagecoach and made off with a fortune in gold. First step for the Kid and his partners is to make a fast getaway before they get hanged. On the run and trapped between a trigger-happy lawman and a trio of hard-core desperadoes the Kid finds himself outnumbered and outgunned. All he has now is raw nerve and blind rage to clear his name and escape the cruel plains alive.In the next book in the Texas Outlaw series, A Cold Hard Trail, Spur Award-winning author Robert Conley has crafted Kid Parmlee, a fearless flesh-and-blood adventurer who lives and breathes the West as it really was. Robert Conley spins a fast-action tall tale salted with Western humor. Elmer Kelton on Fugitive s Trail"
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