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ARIZONA NIGHTS
by
STEWART EDWARD WHITE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAP.
I. THE OLE VIRGINIA
II. THE EMIGRANTS
III. THE REMITTANCE MAN
IV. THE CATTLE RUSTLERS
V. THE DRIVE
VI. CUTTING OUT
VII. A CORNER IN HORSES
VIII. THE CORRAL BRANDING
IX. THE OLD TIMER
X. THE TEXAS RANGERS
XI. THE SAILOR WITH ONE HAND
XII. THE MURDER ON THE BEACH
XIII. BURIED TREASURE
XIV. THE CHEWED SUGAR CANE
XV. THE CALABASH STEW
XVI. THE HONK-HONK BREED
PART II--THE TWO GUN MAN
I. THE CATTLE RUSTLERS
II. THE MAN WITH NERVE
III. THE AGREEMENT
IV. THE ACCOMPLISHMENT
PART III--THE RAWHIDE
I. THE PASSING OF THE COLT'S FORTY-FIVE
II. THE SHAPES OF ILLUSION
III. THE PAPER A YEAR OLD
IV. DREAMS
V. THE ARRIVAL
VI. THE WAGON TIRE
VII. ESTRELLA
VIII. THE ROUND-UP
IX. THE LONG TRAIL
X. THE DISCOVERY
XI. THE CAPTURE
XII. IN THE ARROYO
XIII. THE RAWHIDE
XIV. THE DESERT
CHAPTER ONE
THE OLE VIRGINIA
The ring around the sun had thickened all day long, and the turquoise
blue of the Arizona sky had filmed. Storms in the dry countries are
infrequent, but heavy; and this surely meant storm.
We had ridden since sun-up over broad mesas, down and out of deep
canons, along the base of the mountain in the wildest parts of the
territory. The cattle were winding leisurely toward the high country;
the jack rabbits had disappeared; the quail lacked; we did not see a
single antelope in the open.
"It's a case of hole up," the Cattleman ventured his opinion. "I have a


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