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Set in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, the stories are a loosely tied string of old timer's yarns with a continuing cast of engaging characters, whom Kiskaddon avoids reducing to cowboy stereotypes. They include, as Siems describes them, "Kiskaddon himself as the character Shorty. As a common waddy with a small man's feistiness and a young man's mischief, Shorty encounters the wicked world with a succession of companions: Bill, high-headed and a bit of an outlaw; Rildy Briggs, untamable and unstoppable young cowgirl; and Ike, an old-fashioned dandy and 'a very fortunate person.' More or less in the background is the Boss-actually a series of Bosses-generally affectionately respected as long as he remains democratic in his dealings with the waddies. Buffoonery is provided by a succession of pompous characters, from townspeople who look down their noses on wild, unwashed waddies to professors from the East who have read books on how ranches should be run."

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations & Poems
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction ~ An Uncommon Waddy [Includes After the Fall Roundup]
  2. pp. ix-xxii
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  1. 1. Autobiography [Includes Startin' Out]
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. 2. Startin’ Out [Includes The Coy Boy's Shirt Tail]
  2. pp. 9-16
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  1. 3. Introducing Bill [Includes That Letter]
  2. pp. 19-28
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  1. 4. Bill and Rildy Briggs [Includes Going to Summer Camp]
  2. pp. 31-41
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  1. 5. Bill Says Goodbye [Includes Ridin' School]
  2. pp. 45-63
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  1. 6. Shorty and the Professors [Includes Thinkin']
  2. pp. 67-87
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  1. 7. Shorty Goes Home [Includes All Dressed Up]
  2. pp. 91-96
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  1. 8. Introducing Ike [Includes The Other Feller's Beef]
  2. pp. 99-110
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  1. 9. Rustlers and Romance [Includes The Wrangler]
  2. pp. 113-127
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  1. 10. Hell among the Yearlin’s [Includes The Old Timers]
  2. pp. 131-150
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  1. 11. Last Stories
  2. pp. 153-157
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  1. Afterword for the City Dweller ~The Old Night Hawk
  2. pp. 158-162
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 163-171
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874215298
Related ISBN
9780874215809
MARC Record
OCLC
71148218
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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