Publisher Description

Quirt Creek flowed sluggishly between willows which sagged none too gracefully across its deeper pools, or languished beside the rocky stretches that were bone dry from July to October, with a narrow channel in the centre where what water there was hurried along to the pools below. For a mile or more, where the land lay fairly level in a platter-like valley set in the lower hills, the mud that rimmed the pools was scored deep with the tracks of the "TJ up-and-down" cattle, as the double monogram of Hunter and Johnson was called.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1940
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
242
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
175
KB

Customer Reviews

Fpiano ,

Unexpected Fun

Since "Guttenberg Press" books tell you absolutely nothing about what you are going to get for free, I was completely surprised by this book. I assumed it was a memoir from the late 19th or early 20th century. It turned out to be a fun novel in the pulp-cowboy vein. I feared the worst, but it is pretty well written.

The writer (a woman who actually lived in early 20th century Montana when this story was written) has a good sense of humor and touches on some of the big issues of the West such as water rights and land ownership and development. Her intrepid heroine starts out as a girl actor in the silly Westerns of early Hollywood and then switches to a remote ranch for the real cowgirl experience. Sometimes in times of stress, the two overlap. Much better than I expected.

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