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Summary of the Book 'A Deal In Wheat And Other Stories':
Includes bibliographical references: (p. 179-180).
Excerpts from the Book 'A Deal In Wheat And Other Stories':
... knew, nor how he backed the horse from the building, nor how, hopping on one leg, he got the headstall on and drew the cinches tight. But ... ... first-rate. Yuma was a great consumptive place at that time. They used to come in on every train yes, and go out, too-by freight. Well, findin' ... ... a-been a kind o' gold excitement there, and all the boys had rounded up. The town was full-chock-a-block. Peg-leg he was there too, drunk all the time ... ... covered for some time, an' we made out we'd watch that. So we worked down to it, an' clumb up into our trees, an' set out to keep guard. In ... ... are to pass another night of suspense? They certainly show no signs of bringing on the crisis, and they surely would not attempt anything so late in ... ... Jacinto Mountains. Plenty of water there. The desert hereabout is vast and lonesome beyond words leagues of sparse sage-brush, leagues of leper-white ... ... crazy 'modern' house all gimcrack and woodwork and frostin', with never another place in so far as you could hear a coyote yelp. Well, we ... ... sellin' a bonnet. 'I hope,' says he, 'our delightful acquaintanceship ain't a-goin' for to end abrupt this-a-way.' 'Oh, you nice, big Mister ... ... the chart and bore to the eastward till he made out the Alaskan coast-a smudge on the horizon. For another week he kept this in sight, the schooner ... ... looked to their revolvers. Not that I expect a rupture of diplomatic relations, commented Strokher but if there's any shooting done, ... ... navigation that since the Benevento had hulled down and vanished over the horizon no stitch of canvas nor smudge of smoke had we seen. We had passed ... ... giving me a curious glance, the sea is a queer proposition, put it any ways. I've been a seafarin' man since I was big as a minute, and I know the ... ... propositions-that was not only profitable beyond precedent or belief, but that also was, wonderful to say, more or less legitimate. He had got an ... ... proper thing to do is to sleep on deck by the foremast to-night with our pistols handy and interview the-party if it walks again. ... ... under his breath. At the head of the cavalcade rode old Martiarena himself, and behind him came a peon or two, then Manuela, the aged ... ... Will he recover? I hope so. But you are safe. But what brought you here? Love, she cried my love for you. What I suffered ... ... toward which he rode was just outside the few scattered huts in the valley of the Rio Esparto that by charity had been invested with the name of Caliente. ... ... hurried up to him with the announcement that this sheet showed receipts at Chicago for that morning of twenty-five thousand bushels, and not credited ... ... instant and sent them clamouring up and down the length of the pavement between the iron shuttered fronts. The only light visible came from the side ... ... I don't want to let any one else take my place-you never can tell-the beggars will talk. Not all like you, Chino. Gracias, signor. It is an ...