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shoulders for having such wild descendants, were gathering in littheir

have Bud Lassister put under a peace bond? "Why, of course I haven't talked to Dick, she wouldn't exclaimed. "You know how men are. He

want people to think he was afraid."

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knots on the street corners and talking about

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and Sheriff Cumby heaved a big sigh of relief Dick Morsmiled. "Well, now, there you are. Unless his life is row, himself, will swear that he thinks wouldn t let in danger from Bud Lassister, the law me put him under a."bond to keep the peace. It says plain as day that .. With But Gail was in no mood for technicalities. uncle with her hands on her hips, she faced her What flashing eyes. "The law, the law! You men! do you care

,

having troubles But that wasn't all. Old Jim was breakfast, he home, too. Just that morning at in tears as found his pretty redheaded niece, Gail, Lassister before he she implored him to arrest Bud killed her fiance, Dick Morrow. and he alGail was the apple of Old Jim s eye but anything, her refuse ways found it tough u( "Look, Honey, I can t this morning he had to My, Lassister in jail on mere just go out and throw Bud hearsay. The law won't let me." wnat fury, a in napkin her Gail threw down was courtmore proof do you need, Uncle Jim? Bud was. And when ing me at the same time that Dick said he d get Dick won out, fair and square, Bud And he will, even if it was his last act on. earth. shooting Dick down too. He'll find some pretext for did blood and get off scot free, just like he
in cold with Sam Letter."

woman if there's a killing and some care. And gets her heart broken forever? Well, I
I much dav"

prefer a live husband

to a

dead hero a

ShmffCumby

muttered something about seeing

scratched his bald head. 1 he unthe things solved murder of Sam Letter was one of There was no that hurt his record and his pride. between Letquestion but what there was bad blood of some cattle. ter and Bud Lassister over the sale Brewster But the killing occurred on the streets of Bud s night and there were three men, cronies of
Sheriff

Cumby

for his what he could do. And he was glad to leave to town, office. As he drove his horse and buggy was to rehe sel to thinking. The easiest way out election which sign before he got kicked out at the next month. was to' be held the first Tuesday of outmoded, being his about talked people way

The be knew he

beatdidn't have a ghost of a chance of even been ing young Fred Neeley. who had never how to get votes. a deputy, but who understood
Still

Sheriff

Cumby knew

at

who swore that Bud never even drew his. gun from who saw Bud his holster. Nobody could be found trial. draw his gun. So the case never even came to about Sam Gail 'must have seen how her thrust and she Letter hurt old Jim, for her face softened shoulder. 'Uncle got up and put her arm about his about the Jim I didn't mean any reflection on you threatened murder of Sam Letter, but Bud had should do him, you know that, and surely you please, something before it is too late. Please, heart, Uncle Jim. I love Dick Morrow 'with all my and we're going to t* married soon. Please." his chair. Sheriff Cumby squirmed nervously in Gail," he. said. "Have you talked with
"See here, Dick Morrow about this? Does he want

from the

sheriff's office to

he needed the income help support Call and

the thought ol his a»ed sister. And then there was his heart. He Gail's fearful unhappiness tugging at heaved another big sigh. Bud The Double Bar X Ranch that belonged to that lay Lassister and his father was a big spread highway to town. main about two miles off the with Bud Sheriff Cumby decided to have a talk
.

Lassister.

Bud and his father, a tough, hardbitten man, their were both on horseback about a mile from barbed ranch house supervising repairs on their _ wire fence. "Whoa! Howdy folks?" said Sheriff Cumby,
,

me

to try

pulling his fat brown mare to a halt.

Bud and his father moved their horses closer te the wire that separated them from the sheriff and eyed him curiously with a glint in their eyes. "Just thought I'd drive by and see how you folks were making out," went on the Sheriff. "Grass looks good this year and your cattle fat and
sassy."

evening she glimpsed him and his gang of friends, hanging about in the shadow of the trees.
It was just before the last dance, when Dick excused himself for a moment and stepped off the floor. The next thing she heard was loud voices, which she recognized as belonging to Bud and Dick, then two shots in quick succession. few moments later, Dick's body was brought to

dance

BudLassister's father never minced words. "Get
to the point, Sheriff, what's

A

on your mind?"

"Well,

it's
I

my

niece.

a little family trouble I'm having with don't hold she's right in the choice she

the light 'of the dance floor by his friends. But not one of Dick's friends could swear that Bi*f Lassis-

but she's sick with fear that there's going to be trouble between you two, Bud. Says you threatened to get Dick, whatever that means."

made between Bud and Dick Morrow,

Bud's handsome blond face was spoiled a little by thin tight lips, and the cruel smile that parted them now was not a pleasant thing to see. "You can tell Gail for me, Sheriff, that a woman makes a big mistake when she chooses a man that's not man

had even drawn his gun! There had been a quarrel, which Bud had picked, but the place was dark and the actual killer of Dick-Motrrow escaped unidentified. Was it Bud^or one of his friends? There were no witnesses and not much comment. Sheriff Cumby lost no time getting on the case,
ter

but it didn't do much good. Nobody had. seen Bud Lassister draw his gun much less shoot it. Neither

enough

to protect
I

her and himself."

"Aw, now, Cumby.
"Well,
straight
if
I

making capital out of .the efforts to find the killer of
ley

did the sheriff's political opponents lose any time old sheriff's fruitless

wouldn't say that," said Sheriff

popular Dick Morrow. Folks said four days before election that Ford Nee-

was

as

good as

elected.

line

would," said Bud, his thin lips in a again, "hut you can also tell Gail

fact

that I'm a

good sport and a good loser and that Dick Morrow keeps out of my way, I'll keep

Sheriff Cumby felt old and worn out despite the that neither Ford Neeley nor anybody else could suggest any clue that might lead to the murderer.

out of his."

The sheriff would have liked a little more friendly message to take to Gail, hut at this point the conversation with Bud was interrupted by a whirring sound of prairie castanets. Bud's horse gave a sharp snort and reared high on his hind legs, nostrils dilated with fear. The next instant, however, three shots rang out in quick succession and the head of a coiled rattler that had resented the nearness of Bud's horse, became a bloody, tangled
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straight

ashamed to go home and face his heartbroken niece, Gail. To comfort himself, he warmed his self-esteem over the memories of the past. /Then, suddenly, he aat up in his swivel chair. By Jupiter, why

He

sat late in his office

hadn't he thought of that before.

The Half-Breed

Holster, of course! That was how Bud Lassister could kill a man and yet get* his friends or bystanders to swear they never even saw him draw his gun.

The sheriff's mouth came upon and he stared with frank admiration on the quick, deadly skill of Bud's gun.hand.
"Nice shooting, Bud," said Sheriff Cumby. "Yeah," said Bud's father. "We Lassisters Come on. Bud, we got work to do."

never miss.

He
Bud.

turned his horse and rode away, followed by

On the way to his office, the Sheriff had mixed emotions. It warmed him to think that he had reassuring news from Bud to Gail and yet he felt uneasy when he thought of what might
any man who
sister.

squared his shoulders and stuck out his chin. In a short while he formed a posse of Dick Morrow's friends, told them what he believed, and two nights before election led his posse out to the Double Bar X Ranch and placed Bud" Lassisler under arrest. Then he searched the place and came up with the proof he was seeking—-a Half-Breed Holster, like in the good old days! A holster in which the gun barrel protruded so that a man could shoot from the hip, as the holster, fastened with one big rivet to his gun "belt, swung

Sheriff

Cumby

up and down

at will.

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quick as the lightning draw of as if Bud hadn't even
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barrel

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through.

thing

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killed Dick Morrow, as you killed Sam Letter and that rattle-

snake!"
Sheriff

her uncle's message from Bud was destined to he short-lived. For less than ten days later, she and Dick went to a picnic dance.
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