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He was not afraid . Chet. Later. Still. an excuse would only delay their inevitable "You had a right to gun him. desperately trying to stop the searing sting of the salt in his face. Jud Grogan had sworn revenge more than a month ago. Least showdown." Chel said simply. and I'm not sure.Chet Dane had sensed trouble when he was still a mile away from Mesa City. "I couldn't draw. "Reckon I should warn you to ride out again and quick!" "Ride out?" Chet questioned. stiffly into his gunbelt next if and wondered he should not have ridden in the other direction to Silverton. can't use . Then Jud Grogan began rubbing his eyes. think my arm's busted. He got up without waiting for his breakfast. His right thumb was still hooked stiffly in his gunbelt near "I'll give Jud Grogan his satisfaction." Chet fingered the glass salt and pepper shakers with his left hand. waiting for you. A shot roared out! A bullet sped past Chet's head as he ducked. Grogan turned quickly he A the bar. as he pondered the situation more thoroughly. so he pulled up at the hitch rail in front of the Chuck Wagon Cafe. as he moved away. dropped the payment on the table and hand hooked to the holster." said Sheriff Carson a few minutes later. Jud Grogan watched it closely as Chet kept striding toward him. and get killed!" when "Draw your Chet's right thumb remained hooked near his holster. I came fell to town right it!" io see the doctor. Chet had no more than placed his order Sheriff Mike Carson hurried in. "Yeah. tied' his roan and went inside. Chet jiggled the salt and pepper shakers thoughtfully in his left hand. it was too late to turn back. after Chet had caught Jud's brother rustling Diamond-C cattle and had Scarcely four feet separated them when Chet Dane leaped forward. He's at the Bullwhip Saloon. Chet figured that the he had come to see would. his single holster. not yet be at The predawn ride had left him moved toward mained the door. of Jud. wise. but today he had a good excuse not to face Jud in a gun fight. "Heard that you'd ridden in. Gauging low morning sun. I know. Sheriff! You see. My bronc but I I on me yesterday. flinging his opened left hand toward the outlaw's face. But the man his office. His left hand was knotted in a tight grip. and pepper that Chet had flung ou'drawn him in a fair gun fight. swarthy face. He rode slowly down the dusty street with his right "What do you figure to do?" Sheriff Carson asked with concern. "Make your move!" Grogan bellowed. "So it's you. "You'd better ride out. Fumbling the reins with his left hand. I'll sea that he doesn't follow you." the sheriff continued. Dane. his hand flashing down toward the butt Of his six-shooter. leering thin smile crossed his bearded. as Chet strode into the Bullwhip from Saloon." snarled Jud. with a gnawing hunger. "Why?" "Jud Grogan heard that you're here." Chet replied. and you didn't even draw!" Chet smiled. although" the big man was as gunswift as they come. "You won't stand chance with Jud. "But I guess you stopped him anyway." the sheriff said. gun. I reckon you know why." Chet thought it over. his right hand rein his gunbelt.

i . Indignant I DON'T THINK WE'LL HAVE ANY TROUBLE THIS TIME. /& saep&$/A/<si. SHERIFF! THEY'RE PUTTING COLONEL SMITH'S PETS ON THEK AND THE COLONEL'S " BELONGINGS ARE BEING m NOW! THE RIFLES WILL J BE HZXTl .MP 7M£0£POTATW/UQW SPR0MS . PETE DEPUTIES ARE SEEING TO IT THAT NOBODY BOARDS THE TRAIN WHILE THE RIFLES GLAD TO HEAR THAT. 1 . .| £rJffit/SK. Witness WHOEVER'S BEEN STEALING THOSE RIFLES IS A MIGHTY SLICK HOMBRE GOTTEN AWAY WITH TWO SHIPMEN TS ALREADY 50 73WS TIME I'M RIDING ALONG WITH THE ENGINEER" ! ! .y Busy.

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..I DIDN'T.. EXACTLY! I STAGED THE WORD AROUND THAT THE WITNESS WOULD BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE ROBBER INTHEM0RNIN6 HOPIN6 THE RUMOR WOULCREACH THE MAN WE WANTED! AND WE'RE MIGHTY LUCKY IT . ^^^ HERE? DID.BECAUSE THE COLONEL'S ^ &a/?/?OT WOULD HAVE MADE "THEY! WHAT'S a si4/G#ry ^oop mmgssf I soins on HE CAN ONLY SAV ONE THINS!. .! ...

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' 1 Later. w M f J ff*-g^ .l h^. SHE'P BETTER NOT BEST CRAOC SHOT LET ME SEE HER USING VOU EVER SAW.^ «/ < SISTER'S THE \ WELL..'*. J MY TIGER AS A TARGET.- i -*^~ HERE ARE THE TIGER'S TRAtKS! LET'S FOLLOW THEM! j—r ") t/f^Ti^^ j^'jhjlt JLfr TS w^? ?-'f)fe^^ww •1»™ .

TO EVERY SOUND. INSPECTING EVERY SHADOW.THEV ALU APVANCE THROUGH THE THICKETS.k RMEP WITH THEIR STRANGE WEAPONS THE HUNTERS MOVE TOWARP THE BRUSW BUT TASfi UN6ER5 A MOMENT >IU£NTLY. . . THEN FINALLY.

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the owner would direct him to a room. . £ffip|a|l|| pi Iffsp !| ISfffflfp ap**^ What the owner room occupied by a jjKSjgsSi was find a actually did sound sleeper. This occurred nightly until one miner got He tied his blanket to the bedpost and waited for the proprietor to steal it. Colorado. The proprietor would apologize. the steady arrival of miners in the camp of Leadville. . He then stole the blanket from that room and returned. put an end to the blanket stealing! wise. While the guest waited. ing that he kept blankets locked in a room to keep them from thieves. That. created a demand for lodging. Upon the discovery of no bedding. presenting it to the new guest. After registering a newcomer. the guest would return.A COLD NIGHT'S SLEEP man threw up During' 1878. the owner went for the coverings. One a cheap hotel but did not have enough blankets for the beds He solved the problem in a 'novel way ! . explain- demanding blankets for his bed.

Make the monkeys climb the tree! Knock the ducks down.K. and Sip them up again! Spin the shields! Twirl the bone in Hi ti Chiefs headdress What What a time you'll all have— shouting for.' at the terrilk targets in the water-pistol that never runs dry your ov>n petSOnal ShoOEMJg Gallery! are you waiting See it in toy land today! .O. Folks-Step right up and try your luck.

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