By Louis L'Amour
He left the West on the age of seventeen, forsaking a rootless prior and a bloody path of violence. within the East he grew to become one of many wealthiest financiers in America—and some of the most feared and hated.
Now, struggling with incurable melanoma, he has come again to New Mexico to die on my own. but if an all-out variety battle erupts, Flint chooses to assist Nancy Kerrigan, an area rancher. A cold-eyed speculator is establishing the land swindle of a life-time, and Buckdun, a infamous murderer, is there to again his play.
Flint by myself can assist Nancy keep her ranch…with his funds, his connections—and his gun. He nonetheless has his mythical will to struggle. All he wishes is time, and that’s quick working out….
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Daylight was not far off and he badly needed rest. Talk of money irritated him, anyway. He could buy this rancher and give him away and never miss what it cost, and how much could it help him now? "My name is Nugent. " Nugent was accustomed to respect and Kettleman's impatience angered him. Wind stirred the flames, and he added a few sticks. Poking at the fire gave him time to think. There had to be a reason for the man's presence. No cowhand could afford such weapons. The rifle alone must have cost several hundred dollars.
I fed you. Figgered a boy needed schoolin, so I sent you. Ever year I paid. You are old enough to make out. I got nothing more for you. Come to Abilene if you want. Flint Five twenty-dollar bills were enclosed. He packed his clothes and, with nothing better to do, went to Abilene. There was no one there named Flint. After several days of inquiring he met a bartender who gave him a careful look and then suggested he stick around. At school he had learned to ride, for it had been a school for young gentlemen.
In the light it showed a tinge of red. His skin was dark, his features, except for his eyes, normally without expression. James T. Kettleman, financier and speculator, had often been called a handsome man. He had never been called a friendly one. In the fifteen years since leaving Kansas he had not been west of the Appalachians until now. There had been more than fifteen hundred dollars in Flint's pockets when he died on that rain-soaked Kansas hillside, following the shooting at The Crossing. The boy who was to become James T.