Zeke and Ned
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Two Cherokee warriors named Zeke Proctor and Ned Christie race, love, and fight their way across the Ozark Mountains in an attempt to stay true to their heritage and elude the white law officers who are after them. 100,000 first printing.
gut. All too often, he was visiting the outhouse when he ought to have been keeping people like Willy Beck from interfering with the work of the court. Judge Parker was the court, and he suffered plenty of fools in the course of his work. But he did not suffer them gladly, and Willy Beck was no exception. “What?” Willy asked, when the Judge made the inquiry about Polly. “Was your sister a pure woman?” the Judge asked, again. “Of course she was pure—she was my sister,” Willy replied. “Zeke
he rode, and the old man with the streaming white hair was holding a big bowie knife between his teeth. The deputy Ned knocked over had dropped his Winchester. Ned picked it up, and immediately shot Davie Beck’s horse. The fatally wounded animal went down in a heap, with Davie underneath it. Ned thought that would stop the old man, but it did not—the old fellow ran right over Davie, just as Davie was trying to struggle out from beneath his fallen mount. Tuxie Miller reached the courthouse and
she felt free to walk her own trail. Zeke hated courting women. He was too busy for it. If Becca refused to come back home with him, he would be in a pickle. He had accidentally killed the only other woman he fancied—Polly Beck— and he would be hard put to know what to do for a female if Becca showed him her gun-barrel side. He was not a man to sleep well in an empty bed, either. The sap rose too strongly in him at night, and the thought of having no companion at the supper table except old
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goddamned if you are, Bec!” he said. The next moment, he grabbed her thick hair with both hands, and proceeded to drag her over Liza’s bed and down the two steps to their big bedroom. Then he pulled her across the floor and hauled her up on their bed, letting go of her hair when he was finished. As soon as he let go of her hair, Becca got up and without even looking at him, went quickly out the room, up the two steps and back into the little room under the roof, shutting the door behind her. She