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Monthly Archive for May, 2011

CHAPTER VIII. THE GAME BEGINS. Jim Snow did not arrive by two-thirty in the afternoon. As the game was called for that hour, Amos Bixler, with a noticeable lack of enthusiasm, requested Merriwell to pitch for the Mavericks. No objection was raised by the Rustlers. All the Mavericks were flying distress signals, for they had […]

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CHAPTER VII. IN THE OLD POWDER HOUSE. Merriwell was pummelled, and prodded, and slapped on the shoulder, and shaken by the hand by nearly all the Bar Z men. They were delighted because of the remark able performance he had staged for their benefit, and they were relieved, as well, because the attempted escape had […]

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CHAPTER VI. A VAULT FOR L I F E. There were about a dozen men at breakfast in the chuck shanty, and there were vacant places where about a dozen more had left their empty dishes. The Bar Z was a big ranch, Just now cattle were being collected at various points to send down […]

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CHAPTER V. MYSTERIOUS DEVELOPMENTS. Barzy Blunt was as well-set-up a young fellow as Merry had ever seen. Physically, he fell little short of perfection. Mentally, however, he was twisted and warped in most of his views of life. The pitiful part of it was–at least to Merriwell—that Blunt was not responsible for his mental shortcomings.  […]

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