Hombre: A Novel

Hombre: A Novel

Elmore Leonard

Language: English

Pages: 192

ISBN: 0062206117

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

“Although known for his mysteries, Elmore Leonard has penned some of the best western fiction ever.”
USA Today

“A classic….Leonard’s writing style is as effortless and enjoyable as watching a good movie.”
Portland Oregonian

Grand Master Elmore Leonard is justifiably acknowledged as “the best writer of crime fiction alive” (Newsweek)—and, in fact, one of the very best ever, alongside other all-time greats like John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert Parker. But he has also many acclaimed masterworks of American western fiction to his credit—including Hombre, the basis for the classic Hollywood motion picture starring Paul Newman. Set in Arizona mining country, Hombre is the tale of a white man raised by Indians, who must come to the aid of people who hate him when their stagecoach is attacked by outlaws. As thrilling as his contemporary novels of crime, double-cross, and murder in Detroit and Miami, Hombre is Elmore Leonard at his riveting best—no less than one would expect from the creator of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Justified).

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was not the kind of man who would stew over something finished and past fixing. He just picked up his blanket roll and that meant it was time to go. Maybe we had showed them it wasn’t going to be easy, as Russell had said we might. But look at it another way. We might have finished it in the draw, but we didn’t and maybe never would. The only good to come out of the ambush was now they had one less horse—maybe two. But now they were close. Now they knew where we were. And now there was no doubt

looking down and seeing them moving up canyon and dismounting in front of the company building that was straight across from us and drawing their rifles. You think about an awful lot of things at once. That we should be doing something; getting out of there or doing something. That this never should have happened. That if it wasn’t for the McLaren girl and her act of kindness to a man who didn’t deserve it, they never would have found us; they would have looked up at that bare unmarked slope and

shoulder. I doubt the Mexican saw him. I’m sure he didn’t else he would have done something before Russell fired. With the sound of the shot and dust kicking up in front of him, the Mexican stopped dead. Russell fired again and this time the Mexican jumped back into the veranda shade. Russell was not taking anything off that Mexican. “What do you start that for?” Mendez said, sounding pained. Russell must have thought there was an awful lot of dumb questions asked. He said to Mendez, “So

us,” not taking his eyes off the crushing mill; the Mexican had not shown himself yet. Dr. Favor, at this time, was at the other window looking down at his wife. It was a strange thing, while he was there no one else went out to the window, as if letting him be alone with her. But he did not stay too long; he walked away and lit up a cigar and sat down, I guess to think some more. The McLaren girl and Mendez and I finally found ourselves at that window, where we stayed just about all the rest

but for the McLaren girl too, and just like before I could see myself sitting in it with her. That’s when I started to get excited about the idea. I wanted to get away from here. Why not in the mud wagon? I could talk to Dr. Favor on the way to Bisbee, which was where he wanted to go, and ask his advice about what business to get into. A man like Dr. Favor would know, and maybe he would even have some good connections. Between that and the idea of seeing the McLaren girl, it sounded better and

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