By Bill Brooks
Jim Glass' long-sought peace is shattered whilst the ex-soldier and ex-Ranger discovers six of his corralled horses lifeless, their throats slit. even though he dreads doing so, he will strap on his guns and move looking for the culprit—because anyone able to this sort of foul, inconsiderate killing is able to anything.
The dusty city of Domingo has been distinct through a couple of blood-crazed brothers and their Texas cohorts with theft, homicide and mayhem on their minds, and that is the place Glass will make his stand—even notwithstanding his merely aid is an outdated Indian named bushy Legs and an over-the-hill lawman named Trout. simply because a home's the single factor a man's acquired that is worthy fighting—and dying—for.
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He ascended a rise and descended the other side before fording a black creek that branched off the Ruidoso. Every little while he would turn slightly to check his back trail, thinking someone was following him. But he never saw anyone. The previous night and this early morning’s pleasure were all but forgotten now, replaced by the sight of something unspeakable. It seemed as if a knot had been tied in his guts even as he made plans for his return—what he knew needed doing to keep the coyotes and buzzards and wolves from coming, to rid the place of the stink of putrefaction.
Making her that promise was like cutting the last thread that had tied her to the earth, tied her to the real world. After that she did not come back anymore but stayed crazy. The worst was the day she came into his room stark naked and tried to kiss him. ” He pushed her away and ran to get the doctor. “I tried to warn you,” the old sot said. ” The doctor nodded calmly and got his bag and came out to the house. It was raining that night The Horses 21 too. Rain and shattering thunder, just like this past evening when he’d awakened at one point to find Ardell’s bedroll empty, his horse gone.
She had her lucid moments, but they grew fewer and further apart. Then toward the very end, she pleaded for Cicero to take care of his half-wit sibling, who at the age of seventeen was already a head taller and fifty pounds heavier than Cicero. He saw a frightened and dispirited woman near her last. “Promise,” she said. ” Making her that promise was like cutting the last thread that had tied her to the earth, tied her to the real world. After that she did not come back anymore but stayed crazy.