Donnegan: Gunmans Reckoning Max Brand

ISBN: 9781494757892

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Donnegan: Gunmans Reckoning  by  Max Brand

Donnegan: Gunmans Reckoning by Max Brand
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The fifty empty freights danced and rolled and rattled on the rough road bed and filled Jericho Pass with thunder- the big engine was laboring and grunting at the grade, but five cars back the noise of the locomotive was lost. Yet there is a way toMoreThe fifty empty freights danced and rolled and rattled on the rough road bed and filled Jericho Pass with thunder- the big engine was laboring and grunting at the grade, but five cars back the noise of the locomotive was lost.

Yet there is a way to talk above the noise of a freight train just as there is a way to whistle into the teeth of a stiff wind. This freight-car talk is pitched just above the ordinary tone-it is an overtone of conversation, one might say-and it is distinctly nasal. The brakie could talk above the racket, and so, of course, could Lefty Joe. They sat about in the center of the train, on the forward end of one of the cars. No matter how the train lurched and staggered over that fearful road bed, these two swayed in their places as easily and as safely as birds on swinging perches.

The brakie had touched Lefty Joe for two dollars- he had secured fifty cents- and since the vigor of Leftys oaths had convinced him that this was all the money the tramp had, the two now sat elbow to elbow and killed the distance with their talk. Its like old times to have you here, said the brakie. You used to play this line when you jumped from coast to coast. Sure, said Lefty Joe, and he scowled at the mountains on either side of the pass.

The train was gathering speed, and the peaks lurched eastward in a confused, ragged procession. And a durned hard ride its been many a time. Kind of queer to see you, continued the brakie. Heard you was rising in the world. He caught the face of the other with a rapid side glance, but Lefty Joe was sufficiently concealed by the dark. Heard you were the main guy with a whole crowd behind you, went on the brakie. Yeh? Sure. Heard you was riding the cushions, and all that.

Yeh? But I guess it was all bunk- here you are back again, anyway. Yep, agreed Lefty. The brakie scratched his head, for the silence of the tramp convinced him that there had been, after all, a good deal of truth in the rumor. He ran back on another tack and slipped about Lefty. I never laid much on what they said, he averred. I know you, Lefty- you can do a lot, but when it comes to leading a whole gang, like they said you was, and all that-well, I knew it was a lie.

Used to tell em that.



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