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The Lonesome Trail and Other Stories

B. M. Bower

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. . .ng herself very much and to dance incessantly.

Once he broke away from Miss Forsyth and went and asked Miss Satterly for the next waltz; but she opened her big eyes at him and assured him politely that she was engaged. He tried for a quadrille, a two-step, a schottische—even for a polka, which she knew he hated; but the schoolma'am was, apparently, the most engaged young woman in Dry Lake that night.

So Weary owned himself beaten and went back to Miss Forsyth, who had been watching and learning many things and making certain plans. Weary danced with her once and took a fit of sulking, when he stood over by the door and smoked cigarettes and watched moodily the whirling couples. Miss Forsyth drifted to other acquaintances, which was natural; what was not so natural, to Weary's mind, was to see her sitting out a quadrille with the schoolma'am.

That did not look good to Weary, and he came near going over and demanding to . . . Read More

Community Reviews

More information on some favorite members of the Happy Family. I enjoyed Pink's introduction to the family. Also, glad that some of the men are having special woman in their lives.

More about the Flying U's Happy Family. Weary finds a girl, Pink and Irish join the crew.

3.5 stars. Bower wrote a multitude of short stories featuring the Flying U characters, but only a couple volumes of them were reprinted in book form—and after re-reading, I like this one best of the collections. These earlier stories have a more familiar flavor and focus mainly on the original ch...more