By Louis L'Amour
It used to be a reputation that triggered the main hardened gunmen to wreck out in a chilly sweat. Chick Bowdrie. He may have ridden the outlaw path, however the Texas Rangers recruited him simply because they did not are looking to need to struggle opposed to him. Pursuing the main sought after males within the Southwest he knew all too good the dusty trails, the sour farm animals feuds, the determined killers and the quiet, weather-beaten, wind-blasted cities that can explode into activities with the inaccurate word. He had sworn to hold out the legislation, yet there have been instances while he needed to observe justice along with his fists and his guns. They referred to as within the Rangers to deal with the cruel ones and there has been by no means a Ranger more durable or smarter than Bowdrie.
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Bowdrie moved back a step to let him fall, then said to the astonished bartender, “I’ll have one more. ” Peters pulled himself to his knees, shaking his head. Realization struck him and he lunged to his feet, grasping for his gun. He got his hand on it and stiffened. He was looking into the unwavering muzzle of Bowdrie’s gun. “I’m in no mood for a shooting,” Bowdrie said, “and this ain’t your night. ” Murray Roberts glanced over at Bowdrie. “That tip is appreciated, mister. ” He glanced at the two guns.
He sipped his coffee, and suddenly she turned on him. “Who are you? ” “No, ma’am. I’m a Texas Ranger. I’m following a man who married a woman, murdered her, and then drove off her cattle. He told folks he was migratin’ west, that his wife was sick in the wagon. After he was gone, they found her body. He’d taken the rings her father gave her, and four Morgan horses. ” “Yes, ma’am. A stallion and three brood mares. Fine stock. ” “No. ” She seemed suddenly eager to be rid of him, so he pushed back his chair and got up.
Big Jim, stunned by grief and shock, stood nearby. Only that morning Bowdrie had heard Bates speak with pride of his son, the son who now lay cold and dead. Chick Bowdrie was suddenly angry. He turned to face the group. “The man who killed this boy is in this crowd. He is the same man who engineered the bank robbery. ” Turning sharply, he walked away, still angry. Perhaps he had been foolish to say what he’d said, and this was no time for anger, yet when he saw that fine-looking young man lying there .
Bowdrie by Louis L'Amour