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It was always a rifle— never a shotgun, which he scorned as an effete fowling
piece. Made in the gun works of the brothers Jacob and Samuel Hawken, of St.
Louis, the rifle had two locks for which he kept about him a hundred flints, twenty-
The party bristled with arms until they gave a "very brigand-like appearance." The
hunter had his long rifle, and derided the "scatter- gun," as he called the double-
barrelled fowling piece carried by Americans who back home went shooting for ...
She spoke of other kinds, of whom all had heard, who came with brand and
scream and arrow and stolen rifle, to kill all who lived in a cabin like hers.
Thinking of it, she raised her head, and put her hand under her children's chins
and made ...
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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 Some of the observations of national character are outdated, but these are obvious and more than made up for by passages of beautiful prose and brilliant storytelling.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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