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A Texas Matchmaker

Auhtor: Andy Adams

Language: english
Published: 1904

Genres:

fiction,  westerns
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Review by Stephen M. Charme, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Texas Matchmaker':

From the writer and genuine Western Trail cattle driver responsible for some of the best and most realistic accounts of cowboy life in literature.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Texas Matchmaker':


... devil is nearly worried to death for fear he'll not get her. There's a hundred things happens he's thrown off the scent one day and cuts it again ...
... or six men, our cut of several hundred cattle westward on our course, our outfit rode into rancho Santa Maria proper to pay our respects. Our wagon had ...
... fifty miles above Las Palomas. For the next few days our dragnet took in both sides of the Nueces, and when, on reaching the mouth of the Ganso, ...
... in the encinal, but it always brings the wild pigeons. We'll take a couple of pack mules and the little and the big pot and the two biggest Dutch ...
... need no shave. You may have a drink too many, or lack one of having enough. It's hard to make a close calculation on you.' 'Then I'm all ready,' said ...
... orator. Tom, said Uncle Lance, as we strolled away from the grove, we are up against the real thing now. I know young Oxenford, and he's a dangerous ...
... all right! But tell me, how did you and Esther make it? We had reached a secluded spot, and, seating ourselves on an old fallen tree trunk, I told of ...
... have to take her. There's your chance to run off and marry. Now, Tom, you've never failed me yet and this thing has gone far enough. We'll give old ...
... of less than a hundred secured on the morning round-up, Uncle Lance, who had preceded us, rode out from the wagon with a carbine. Allowing the beeves ...
... during the coming holidays. But then there were the young doctor and the storekeeper still in the game. Curly was off the scene temporarily, but the ...
... abandoned even the Mexican contingent joining in the exodus for Shepherd's, and only a few old servants remaining at the ranch. As usual, Miss Jean started ...
... bull thus killed for the primary motive was not one of profit, but to rid the range of these drones. When we had been at work some two weeks, we ...
... caught without a rope. The buyer was pleased with them, and when the price came up for discussion Deweese artfully set a high figure on the saddle stock, ...
... After the evening repast was over we retired to the gallery, and Uncle Lance reopened the matchmaking by inquiring of Don Alejandro if his nephew proposed taking ...
... only kindness on every hand. The chapel which I have desired for years is now a certainty, thanks to the master and mistress of Las Palomas. What ...
... a prospect of her becoming the wife of one of my boys, he wants it kept a secret? Well, I don't think it'll keep. After that I felt more comfortable ...
... sent to our remudas under herd. The accoutrements were stacked inside the gate like haycocks, with slickers thrown over them the carbines were thrown ...
... I was vexed at her lack of enthusiasm. But truth compels me to do that good woman justice, and I am now satisfied that my vexation was due to my own ...
... eat, drink, and wear as I had, with none of the concern, and yet he deserted me. I never spoke harshly to him but once, and now I wish I had let him ...
... pleasures of my associates, mingling in all the social festivities, dancing with the dark-eyed se~noritas and gambling at every fiesta. Yet in the midst ...