By Andy Adams
Buy of this booklet contains unfastened trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than one million books at no cost. this is often an OCR variation with typos. Excerpt from e-book: bankruptcy III LAS PALOMAS Theee is anything approximately these huge ranches of southern Texas that reminds one of many outdated feudal procedure. The pathetic attachment to the soil of these born to convinced Spanish land delivers can basically be in comparison to the eu immigrant whilst for the final time he appears at the land of his delivery ahead of crusing. Of all this Las Palomas was once common. during time numerous such supplies were absorbed into its baronial acres. however it had regularly been the coverage of Uncle Lance by no means to disturb the Mexican inhabitants; really he inspired them to stay in his provider. therefore had sprung up round Las Palomas ranch a bit Mexican group numbering a couple of dozen households, who lived injacals just about the most ranch structures. They have been easy humans, and rendered their new grasp a feudal loyalty. there have been additionally numerous small rancMtes positioned at the land, the place, below the Mexican regime, there have been pretentious adobe constructions. a couple of households nonetheless resided at those abandoned ranches, content material in cultivating small fields or taking care of flocks of goats and some head of farm animals, paying no apartment retailer a provider tenure to the recent proprietor. The customs of those Mexican humans have been easy and primitive. They blindly approved the non secular teachings imposed with hearth and sword by way of the Spanish conquerors upon their ancestors. A padre visited them each year, christening the babes, marrying the early life, shriving the penitent, and asserting plenty for the repose of the souls of the departed. Their social customs have been in lots of respects special. for example, in courtship a tender guy was once by no means allowed within the presence of his inamorata, except in corporation of others, or below the attention of a chaperon. Proposals, even one of the nearest of friends or such a lot intimate of acquaintances, we...
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He was a stranger to me, and we had just sat down at the same table at a hotel for dinner. We were on the point of helping ourselves, when the old Scot arose and struck the table a blow that made the dishes rattle. ' We laid down our knives and forks like boys caught in a watermelon patch, and the old man asked a blessing. I've been at his house often. He was a good man, but Secession caught him and he never came back. ” The other boys seemed to enjoy my embarrassment, but I said nothing in reply, being a new man with the outfit.
LANCE LOVELACE When I first found employment with Lance Lovelace, a Texas cowman, I had not yet attained my majority, while he was over sixty. Though not a native of Texas, “Uncle Lance” was entitled to be classed among its pioneers, his parents having emigrated from Tennessee along with a party of Stephen F. Austin's colonists in 1821. The colony with which his people reached the state landed at Quintana, at the mouth of the Brazos River, and shared the various hardships that befell all the early Texan settlers, moving inland later to a more healthy locality.
We jollied along in a party, or separated into pairs in cross-country riding, covering about seven miles an hour. “I remember,” said Uncle Lance, as we were riding in a group, “the first time I was ever at Shepherd's Ferry. We had been down the river on a cow hunt for about three weeks and had run out of bacon. We had been eating beef, and venison, and antelope for a week until it didn't taste right any longer, so I sent the outfit on ahead and rode down to the store in the hope of getting a piece of bacon.