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By C.M. Curtis

A guy to be reckoned with. Martin Chambliss isn't really a guy to be underestimated. A band of renegade Apaches make that mistake after they assault Chambliss and his fellow tourists. And whilst Chambliss is going at the hunt for 2 outlaws who've abducted the girl he loves, they study that he's prepared to keep on with them deep into Mexico, or into Hell itself, to save lots of her, and he’s now not afraid to spill blood if he has to.

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He strode as much as Chambliss, snatched the letter from him, and acknowledged, “That’s approximately as little as a guy can get. ” He wheeled and walked again round the nook. Chambliss had misplaced his luggage whilst the stagecoach was once attacked, yet he have been wearing his funds in a cash belt underneath his waistband, and he nonetheless had it on him. prior to going again round to the road, he got rid of a few money and filled it into his pocket. later on, he went out to the overall shop, and without suggestions from Whitey or someone else, stumbled on the issues he wanted and made his purchases. He didn’t just like the believe of the high-heeled using boots on his feet—his moccasins felt quite a bit better—but he understood the necessity for them and assumed he might develop accustomed. The hat was once one other factor. He cherished it instantly. He acquired a used revolver and a holster with a cartridge belt. He was once more than enough with a pistol yet had constantly most well liked a rifle. He couldn't discover a rifle on the market in Sahuarita that met his criteria, so he made up our minds to borrow one from the ranch till he can make the journey to Tucson to shop for considered one of his personal. He bought a couple of different miscellaneous goods that he would wish and in a while went over to the saloon. He downed a lager after which remembered anything he had meant to do. As he used to be leaving the saloon, Whitey used to be coming in, however the outdated guy driven earlier him with out talking. Chambliss went to the degree place of work and located the agent. “What am i able to do for you, younger guy? ” the agent requested. “I desired to seek advice from you concerning the level that was once attacked by means of Apaches 5 days in the past. ” “Yes? ” “I was once on that degree. ” there has been disbelief within the agent’s eyes. He stated, “I think you recognize all approximately what occurred? Apaches attacked the level and killed every person. ” “You say they killed everybody, yet have been all of the our bodies came across? ” “The military despatched a patrol out from fortress Lowell. They stated the stagecoach was once burned up. there have been our bodies round it. Scalped and mutilated. ” “But no longer the entire passengers have been accounted for, have been they? ” “They frequently aren’t. Apaches prefer to take a few of ’em to torture. ” Chambliss used to be commencing to imagine this was once unnecessary. He became to go away, asserting, “My identify is Chambliss. I’m on the Diamond J. ” “Pretty tough factor to escape from Apaches,” stated the agent. “I count on the military might be wantin’ to speak to you. ” “Diamond J,” repeated Chambliss. He had no genuine expectation that anybody would need to speak to him. Nor did he care. He had simply are available out of a feeling of legal responsibility. He went out, then went again in and stated, “Where’s a great position to get a meal? ” The agent pointed and acknowledged, “Down the road, different aspect. Mexican position. ” numerous of the Diamond J riders have been already there, sitting on the lengthy, slim plank desk, wolfing their nutrition. Chambliss checked out the menu board at the wall and famous not one of the phrases. The menu used to be evidently in Spanish. He requested the Diamond J rider nearest him, a guy named Hal, what used to be solid. “It’s all stable. will depend on what you will have. ” Chambliss seemed again on the menu board and acknowledged, “What’s an enchilada?

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