Jun 12, 2012

Showdown at Yellow Butte

Good book...starting to be more like the Louis L'Amour I know.

A group of men hire Tom Kedrick to get squatters off their land.

Turns out the guys that hire him
are the bad guys...
And the squatters
are the good guys.

So, naturally, Tom, being the good guy that he is,
(Just like all the Louis L'amour men)
switches sides
and begins to help the good guys.

Throw in a ghost horse...
and 2 girls vying for his attentions...
Classic!

Here are some great lines:

"Everything was quiet in Mustang.
Three whole days had passed without a killing."
In a Louis L'Amour book that's huge!

"He was a tall young man with rusty brown hair and green eyes,
quiet mannered and quick to smile."
They're never short!

"All my life there's been trouble,
and where man is there will be trouble to the end of time,
if not of one kind, then another."
I'm pretty sure my Mom gave me this advice. 

Speaking of one of the bad guys:
"An' he won't lie or swear...
but he'll shoot the heart out of you an'
smile right in your face while he's doing it."
I love the ones like this...like murderers have
some kind of moral code...
...whatever...

"A tough man has to win and lose.
He has to come up after being knocked down,
he has to have taken a few beatings,
and know what it means to win the hard way."
True that!

On to the next one...
Hopefully it won't take me so long.

 

 


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