When Madeline Hammond stepped from the train at El Cajon, New Mexico, it was nearly midnight, and her first impression was of a huge dark space of cool, windy emptiness, strange and silent, stretching away under great blinking white stars. Miss, there's no one to meet you, said the conductor, rather anxiously. I wired my brother, she replied. "The train being so late - perhaps he grew tired of waiting. He will be here presently. But, if he should not come - surely I can find a hotel?" There's lodgings to be had. Get the station agent to show you. If you'll excuse me - this is no place for a lady like you to be alone at night. It's a rough little town - mostly Mexicans, miners, cowboys. And they carouse a lot. Besides, the revolution across the border has stirred up some excitement along the line.
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Light of the Western Stars
I enjoyed the story but the ending was too abrupt to be satisfying. It needed an epilogue.
This was a great book. I was surprised at the ending. The descriptions of the landscapes were outstanding. As were the mix of characters. A long but worth it book.
Light of the western stars
A zane grey western that exhibits his love of romance and wilderness. The mountains become a character in its beauty and the awe it inspires.
Dreadful problem, editors, get rid of the ethnic slurs and the story may become attractiveto readers of color. It is long overdue!