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a good beginin' toward a exelenf
"rastle exemplify y- standin' "
muttered the bewildered Crandall,
unconsciously rubbing a hand over
his own iron muscles. "I'll show
But half an hour later, Mr. Felock,
having ascertained the very possible
brilliancy of stars in broad daylight,
lay flat on his back, gazing up with
a stunned expression at the minister
standing over him.
"If I kaint wrastle you down,
preacher, I reckon I kin shoot some!"
The preacher stalked dramatically
to a screen of pine boards and set his
back against it. "Give us a good out
line, son, and put your bullets close
Felock raised his revolver, met the
calmly smiling eye fastened on him
from Hazzard's composed faceandj
let the pistol fall to his side. 0 '
"I can't," he said brieflly, "I'd hit
you surej I'm skeered." '
"Then if you " the preacher indi-(:
cated his desire with a gesture,,, and1
Crandall coolly tcnk-his jilace. ' 1
There followed an exhibition of
He Started in Horrified Surprise.
"Tomorrow, son," said the minister
kindly. "Tomorrow'll be soon enough
for you!" muttered the exasperated
vTexan, as he turned away from the
scene of his humiliation.
An eager crowd assembled to
watch the shooting, and a very fancy
exhibition took place, given by the
Texan, who then turned a challeng
ing eye on his attentive antagonist.
"Not bad," approved Hazzard' qui
etly. "But now you're done markin'
round inannymate things I want you
to silhouette me."
skill, which outlined Mr. Felock's head
and shoulders with a completeness
which was flawless, that gentleman
sustaining his rather trying position
with admirable nerve.
WolFPass increased in population
and prosperity. The fame of its
unique church spread far and wide.
Cowboys, miners and passing tour
ists sought its confines, merely to try
arid obtain admittance into the tem
ple of muscutar Christianity.
It chanced that one evening the
Reverend COlp Hazzard sat alone in