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Under a soldiery hardly superior to themselves in record and type, they guarded
the cattle and horse plains of northern ... and marched by armed guards went out
in hunting parties to take game in the empty plain of San Esteban north of the ...
Shaped like a great open coffer, and slung on wheels to go away, it was just a
plain receptacle; but with its bright blue sides, vermilion wheels and dazzling
creamy hood of Osnabriick linen, it recalled the painting palette of the
The soldiers of Fort Texas jumped to their feet and listened, staring at each other.
What they heard was "a severe cannonading towards Point Isabel," whose
sounds "continued to roll on the plain," and they knew what they were hearing,
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A leisurely, comprehensive, and novelistic history of New Mexico and Texas from the earliest times up to the Mexican revolution. Some of the observations of national character are outdated, but these are obvious and more than made up for by passages of beautiful prose and brilliant storytelling. Read full review
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