By J. T. Edson
In this video game, the profitable hand is the person who holds the gun!
A cardsharp with a judgment of right and wrong, Frank Derringer involves the crooked city of Tribune, Kansas, seeking to even a rating or . yet after dishonest the cheaters who robbed an excellent good friend blind in a hard and fast online game, Frank's break out does not cross precisely as deliberate -- in particular after he hooks up with a sharp-shooting girl named Martha Jane Canary, larger often called ''Calamity.'' precise to her moniker, Calamity Jane's quickly top Frank right into a hail of gunfire that is surrounding a lifeless man's loss of life phrases and a fortune in stolen gem stones. Now, stripped of the single facet they have either consistently had -- the good thing about operating by myself -- Frank and Jane are using hell for leather-based right into a lethal free-for-all and a killer's creative catch. and it will take a pointy eye, a short gun, and a powerful dose of gambler's success to maintain them alive lengthy adequate to rake within the pot.
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Then he walked off into the darkness. 38 J. T. Edson Not knowing his way around Tribune, Derringer turned alongside the saloon and on to the street. Then he headed toward the Golden Spike, where he had met Ferrely and from where he could find the Talbot Hotel. Once clear of the small saloon Derringer expected no trouble. If the gang had not accepted his story, one of them would have accompanied him to the back-house. So he strode along the sidewalk, taking no special precautions to keep out of sight.
Warning the trio not to go too far in their revenge, for only the one deputy on the marshal’s staff accepted their bribes, the little man watched his companions depart. Then he told Ferrely to fetch in a round of drinks and spread the story that the victim had sent the deputy with news that urgent business had called him away. Having made their exit through the window, the trio went by the back streets to the Talbot Hotel. Without the deputy’s information, they might have spent time searching in the wrong places: the railroad or Wells Fargo depots, livery barns or the fancy Granada Hotel.
Coming through the gap between the two buildings, a big dog started to turn on to the cabin’s porch. Then it halted, head swinging toward where Derringer had come to a Cold Deck, Hot Lead 49 stop. Feeling the wind behind him. Derringer knew it must be carrying his scent to the dog. Confirmation came from the animal as it cut loose with a deep-throated hound-bay and started forward. Every professional gambler learned to think and act fast, not only studying the immediate answer to a problem but also how its solution might affect the future.