The Passing of Peg Leg, An Old West Short Story

The Passing of Peg Leg, An Old West Short Story

by Andy Adams

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Overview

In the early part of September, '91, the eastern overland express on the Denver and Rio Grande was held up and robbed at Texas Creek. The place is little more than a watering-station on that line, but it was an inviting place for hold-ups.
Surrounded by the fastnesses of the front range of the Rockies, Peg-Leg Eldridge and his band selected this lonely station as best fitted for the transaction in hand. To the southwest lay the Sangre de Cristo range, in which the band had rendezvoused and planned this robbery. Farther to the southwest arose the snow-capped peaks of the Continental Divide, in whose silent solitude an army might have taken refuge and hidden.
It was an inviting country to the robber. These mountains offered retreats that had never known the tread of human footsteps. Emboldened by the thought that pursuit would be almost a matter of impossibility, they laid their plans and executed them without a single hitch.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151251266
Publisher: Shepperd Classics
Publication date: 02/18/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 15 KB

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