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I found lots who claimed to know
that "country, -but when I told 'em
what I wanted they shied like a, colt.
I couldn't hire 'em for no money to
go down in that country. They ain't
got the nerve."
That night a bunch of steers was
jected the -foreman.. "You'll get held
up by the desert; and if that don't
finish -you, they'll tangle you up in
all those mountains down there, and
ambush you and massacre you."
"I don't give a ," exploded Se?
nor Johnson, "if they do. No man
can slap my face and not get a mil
for it." T
Jed Parker communed with hirn
"Senor," said lie at last, "it's no
good; you can't do it. You got to
'I'll Trouble You for That Five Thousand."
stolen from the very corrals of the
For the first time Buck Johnson
lost' his head and his dignity. He or
dered the horses.
"I'm going to follow that into
Sonora," he shouted to Jed Parker.
"This thing's got to stop!"
"Ypu can't make her, Buck," ob-
have a guide. You wait three days
and 111 get you one."
Johnson pulled loose his latigo. His
first anger had cooled.
"All right," he agreed, "and you
can say for me that I'll pay five thou
sand dollars in gold and give all the
men and horses he needs to the man
whot has the nerve to get baCR' that