By William W. Johnstone
SMOKE JENSEN, MATT JENSEN, FALCON AND DUFF MACCALLISTER—TOGETHER FOR the 1st TIME
They simply desired to get domestic for Christmas . . . yet destiny had different plans.
It’s December 1890. A Texas rancher named vast Jim Conyers has a care for Scottish-born, Wyoming cattleman Duff MacCallister. besides Smoke and Matt Jensen, the celebration bears down on avoid, Kansas, to make a farm animals force again to Forth worthy. yet ahead of they could get out of stay away from, weapons burst off and a wealthy man’s son is killed.
Soon the force becomes a dangerous pursuit, then a remarkable sequence of clashes with bloodthirsty Indians and trigger-happy rustlers. And the worst is but to come—the celebration rides right into a devastating snow fall, a typhoon so fierce that their very survival is at stake.
From the best Western authors, this is an epic story of the unforgiving American frontier and the way, amidst fierce storms of guy and nature, miracles can nonetheless happen.
“An soaking up story of Christmas with a facet of magic. 4 stars!” —RT publication stories on A Rocky Mountain Christmas
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When Smoke reached the train depot in Big Rock, he checked the arrival and departure blackboard to see if the train was on time. There was no arrival time listed, so he went inside to talk to the ticket agent. The ticket agent was huddled in a nervous conversation with Sheriff Monte Carson. “Hello, Monte, good evening, Hodge,” Smoke said, greeting the two men. ” “Smoke, I’m glad you are here,” Sheriff Carson said. ” Smoke asked. ” “Yes, I know she is. ” Smoke replied, confused by the remark. “Being robbed,” Sheriff Carson said.
Tom, all I am asking is that you think this through. You have more potential than any student I ever taught, and I’m not saying that just because you are my son. I am saying it because it is true. ” Tom’s father sighed in resignation. ” Tom’s father walked over to the bar and poured a glass of Scotch. He held it out toward Tom and, catching a beam of light from the electric chandelier, the amber fluid emitted a burst of gold as if the glass had captured the sun itself. ” Tom waited until his father had poured his own glass, then the two men drank to each other.
Thank you,” Tom said. ” In the week since he had left Boston, Tom had shared the train with hundreds of others, none of whom had continued their journey with him. He had managed to strike up a conversation with some of them, but in every case, they were only brief acquaintances, then they moved on. He thought of the passage from Longfellow. Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another, Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.