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WHAT'S THAT BOX

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VAMOOSE BEFORE ANYBODY HAPPENS ALONG'

Jl^BS THE BANDITS HA V GOA>..


I'M A PEACEFUL OJY, EP! BUT ROBBIN

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TAKIN'HIS LAS". FIFTEEN CENTS


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WEREN'T MARKED ANY SPECIAL WAY.'
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BUT I WONDER WHICH JUNCTION HE MEANT?/

MUSKRAT OR BEAVER?

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of a job in these parts! i sure need one!

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ACE! IT SURE ^ TOOK SOME DOW TO THROW I OFF THAT POSSE!


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glad to provide him with

ail he could eat and drink for free. Even the roughest characters gave him a wide berth and doubtful respect. Nobody noticed that he chose the weaker, more inoffensive men to bully. He would provoke them, then sneer off the episode with a derisive, "Humph! HE'S not

worth wastin' a bullet on!"

To seventeen-year-old
every word. Hank's

Billy,

who

believed
exploits

stories of his

set him up as a hero in the lad's eyes. This swelled Hank's vanity, and he more or less took the youth under his wing. Like most frontier boys, Billy was a good shot. But he wanted to be a better one. Most
all, he wanted to be as quick on the draw as Hank, and to shoot as straight. He kept begging Hank to teach him. "Okay, kid," Hank always replied. "One

of

Young Billy Cole eyed the stranger .dismounting at the hitchrack with the curiosity always aroused by new arrivals in the frontier mining camp of Sunburst. The man was a redhead, powerfully built and whiskered. He swept the dozen or so onlookers with a contemptuous glance, slapped the twin Colts hanging from his gun belt, and swaggered to the swinging doors of the Red Dog Cafe. Throwing them
open, he roared to those inside: "The name's Bisbee! Hank Bisbee! An' beginnin' right now, I'm takin' over as chief
in this here camp!"
Billy's mouth sagged open. The men in Sunburst, rough miners all, were quick to anger; they drew, and fast, at the slightest provocation. Tensely, he waited for the ex-

o'

these days,

when

I've got time."

One morning. Hank was missing from his accustomed chair in front of the Red Dog. "He rode out toward Cedar Pass 'bout 20 minutes ago," the storekeeper told Billy.
Billy hurried for his horse.

He would

take

the short cut over the ridge,

and pin Hank

down about

the shooting lesson.

When

Billy

reached the rim of the Pass,

Hank was just entering it. As Billy started down to intercept him. his blood froze. On
a

ledge below crouched a cougar, tensing

for a leap,

"HANK! Look
ing his

out!"

screamed

Billy,

drawfell

own

gun-

"COUGAR!"

"EEE-YAAA!" screamed Hank


out of His saddle.
t

and

pected gunshot. But it did not come. Bisbee vanished between the swinging doors. And the street loiterers crowded in for a look over the doors' tops, 3y standing on tiptoe, Billy

was able to see into the cafe, too. Bisbee was Strutting back and forth, twirling his guns with practiced hand3. "You musta heard o' ME!" he was bellowing. "An' if you ain't, take a squint at the notches on my shootin irons NINETEEN of 'em!" Hs holstered his guns and banged a powerful fist on the bar. "Gimme some service an'
"

Silly took quick aim and fired. His shot caught the leaping cougar in mid-air. It fell dead near Hank, crouched quivering on the ground. Billy spurred down to his hero. "Are you okay. Hank?" "Y-yeah," stammered Hank. "Thanks for
s-savin'

my

life."

be quick about

it!"

didn't YOU shoot?" frowned Billy. Shamefacedly, Hank stumbled to his feet. he said. "My guns ain't loaded! never even fired 'eml" Billy took the story of the fallen idol back to Sunburst, and Hank kept going in the

"Why

"I couldn't."

I've

Thus did Hank Bisbee establish himself


in Sunburst. As self-appointed "chief," he did not have to work to live. Everyone was

other direction. As one of the men later said. Hank's prestige had "gone up in NO smoke" from his notched, disused revolvers.

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YOU'RE NOT MY BROTHERS NOW YOU'RE I BOUGHT YOUR SHARES IN THE RANCH/ SOI CjW TURN VOU OUT/
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BUT SAFE'S HURT/ HE'S NOT FIT TO RIPE AND THE- LAW'S HOT ON OUR HEELS THEY'LL AfAMG US.' YOU'VE GOr TO LET U5 STAY HERE ONE MORE DAY/
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The designs shown on ihis page are only a few of the many used by Plains Indians. You may wish to use some of them on your Indian handicrafts, and should, therefore, learn the meaning of them. Also, each should be
painted in
horizontal
its

ments are indicated

proper colors. Color arrangein the designs as follows:


blue;
vertical

shading,

shading,

red; diagonal shading, green; dotted shading,

yellow; and black and white as indicated by solid black and white areas. Most Indian designs done on a white background represent
winter, or
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the year

snow time. This is when warriors achieve honors


the great time

trail. In war drawings, blue or black often mean enemies destroyed, and red indicates battle wounds inflicted and received. Yellow represents horses, for duncolored war horses are highly prized. Green is summer, or grass time. When used for religious and ceremonial purposes, these colors assume somewhat different meanings. Blue, then, means sky, waters, the west, and day-

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