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The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories

Owen Wister

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The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories comprises 9 short stories set in the wild west.

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A Kinsman of Red Cloud I

It was thirty minutes before a June sundown at the post, and the first call had sounded for parade. Over in the barracks the two companies and the single troop lounged a moment longer, then laid their police literature down, and lifted their stocking feet from the beds to get ready. In the officers' quarters the captain rose regretfully from after-dinner digestion, and the three lieutenants sought their helmets with a sigh. Lieutenant Balwin had been dining an unconventional and impressive guest at the mess, and he now interrupted the anecdote which the guest was achieving with frontier deliberation.

"Make yourself comfortable," he said. "I'll have to hear the rest about the half-breed when I get back."

"There ain't no more—yet. He got my cash with his private poker deck that onced, and I'm fixing for to get his'n."

Second call sounded; the lines filed ou. . . Read More

Community Reviews

It took me a while to figure out why I wasn’t as enthralled with these stories as with Wister’s other works: they are too somber. For me, Wister, like O’Henry is a master comic. To read these melancholy offerings felt like reading a different author -talented, certainly, but not what I have come to

Even though it's not what I usually enjoy reading, I really enjoyed it! There was never a dull moment, it kept my interest even with the tragic tone in it.