Dark Canyon by Louis L'Amour

By Louis L'Amour

While Gaylord Riley walked clear of the Coburn gang, he had funds and a dream. He labored demanding and equipped a cabin, collected a herd of farm animals, and fell in love with Marie Shattuck.

But whilst he's faced with fake accusations of rustling and homicide, Riley is compelled to protect his new law-abiding lifestyle. Outnumbered and dealing with a lynching occasion, Riley is shocked whilst his previous neighbors go back to lend him a hand. yet how can they assist him and hold themselves out of detention center? With the neighborhood marshal already suspicious of Riley, the Coburn gang should plan good and movement speedy. yet that shouldn’t be an issue. Their recognition used to be equipped by way of doing simply that.

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Riley,” he said, “I've been thinking back. ” Gaylord Riley said nothing at all, but Weaver was amused to see the way that right hand stayed clear of the water. The kid was careful, and Weaver liked that. He had never liked a cocky youngster. He liked them sure, careful, and honest. “Jim is pushing forty. Parrish and me are upwards of thirty-six. Kehoe, he's just thirty-two. ” Riley said nothing, and he began to wring out his shirt. “This life gets you nothing. ” “Him? ” “Rightly speaking, he isn't scared, but he's scared of the odds.

Hair of the dog,” he said, and tossed the bottle to Weaver. Weaver pulled the cork and drank. “Thanks, kid,” he said. “Keep it,” Riley said. ” “You sure did. ” Parrish handed him a cup of coffee. ” Weaver took another drink, then corked the bottle and put it away. He seemed to be considering what Parrish had said. “That's it,” he said at last. “That's just the trouble. ” CHAPTER 2 COLBURN WAS SHAVING, and there was no one else in camp but Weaver. ” Colburn tilted his head slightly and sighted along his jaw.

This man was no fool, but how far would he go to get some whiteface cattle? He decided against showing his hand. “Forget it. You can have the cattle for twenty dollars a head. I had an idea I'd show Shattuck a thing or two. ” “My range is farther out,” Riley said mildly. ” Hardcastle shrugged. “Okay . . ” He put his cigar down and picked up a pen. “Darby Lewis works for you, and he knows where these cattle are. You send him for them. ” That suited Riley, for he wished to get back to the ranch at the head of Fable Canyon as soon as possible.

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