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The Resource Out of the wilderness : a western story, Max Brand

Out of the wilderness : a western story, Max Brand

Label
Out of the wilderness : a western story
Title
Out of the wilderness
Title remainder
a western story
Statement of responsibility
Max Brand
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Peter Dunstan is a big rancher who wants to become bigger, to control more land. So when he buys Dr. Henry Morgan s ranchland that has been unsuccessfully converted to farming, it is his intention to return it to open range. The only stipulation the doctor makes is that Dunstan must retain Sandy Sweyn, who has more or less been Dr. Morgan s ward. Though the man is of age, he is generally considered a half-wit, even by the doctor. Still, Sandy has a fabulous gift: he can communicate with animals. The most refractory and savage bronco will yield to his subtly persuasive methods even when expert horse breakers have failed. After Sandy gentles the totally recalcitrant gelding that Dunstan has been trying to break to the reins, he claims that his mare, Cleo, though used only for drudgery, could easily outrun the gelding in a race. Dunstan is so contemptuous of this boast that he bets $5,000 and ownership of the gelding if he loses the race. As it turns out, Cleo readily wins. Rather than indulging his anger, Dunstan decides to use Sandy s gifts to his advantage by getting him seemingly impossible tasks. The problem is that after each of these incredible tasks is accomplished, some personal misfortune befalls Dunstan. Finally Dunstan drives Sandy into the mountain wilderness, where his prowess eventually becomes legendary. But banishment is no solution for Dunstan when he comes to need Sandy more than ever, and his only way of getting him back is to resort to trickery
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1892-1944
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brand, Max
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3511.A87
LC item number
O76 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ranchers
Label
Out of the wilderness : a western story, Max Brand
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781432828486
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014031316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky264085592
  • (OCoLC)886487010
  • 910572
Label
Out of the wilderness : a western story, Max Brand
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781432828486
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014031316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky264085592
  • (OCoLC)886487010
  • 910572

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