An orphaned youth is raised by a mountain man deep in the Rockies.When the old man dies, the youthful Sandy is hired by two adventurers to guide them into Mexican territory to locate what they claim is a gold mine.It turns out the gold they are seeking is Mexican coin.When they find the stolen strong boxes, they strike the youth, leaving him defenseless, without food, water, or even boots.How Sandy survives and seeks retribution is revealed in this extraordinary western saga.
GRANDPA LOOKS OVER HIS LANDDuring his youth Grandpa had made peace with the Indians and claimed his ranch at the base of GreenhornMountain on the front range of the Rockies.All was harmonious until the day Grandpa, nearly seventy, was sitting high up on a rocky precipice overlooking his land.He spied marauding renegades and Apaches weaving silently across an eyebrow trail onto his ranch.The band splits and one group of the marauders attacks the ranch.Grandpa, despite his age, must warn his loved ones and defend his ranch from this attack.
GRANDMA GIVES NO QUARTERAn eighty-two year old woman defends her ranch from attack by five ruthless Civil War killers.These five renegades have left a trail of death and devastation behind them when they come upon Grandma, her daughter-in-law, and three old ranch hands.The son and his cowboys are on a cattle drive and won't be back for weeks.Read and learn how Grandma, tough, experienced, and in charge, is more than a match for these ruthless killers.
LITTLE SAMMY TUCKER AND THE STRANGERSSammy Tucker, an eight-year-old boy, lives in the tiny frontier town of Aguilar, Colorado.The boy sees four heavily armed gunmen work their way into town and hide, obviously waiting to ambush someone.Sammy warns the deputy sheriff but the lawman pays no attention to the youth.Knowing every crook and cranny of the village, Sammy takes note of the four gunmen and their locations.Sammy sees newcomer to Aguilar, rancher Tom Teeple, approach the town on horseback.Sammy, suspecting the men may be after the rancher, warns Teeple of the gunmen.Sammy then observes how this westerner deals with the situation in a fast and explosive way.
KID ON THE RUNHome to eleven-year-old orphan, Otis Sutter, is a box in an alley along the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri.Men find the boy's home and few possessions, destroy everything, and send him on his way.It is November and a snow storm is building.Starved, cold, and no place to go, Otis becomes sick and collapses in an alley near the wharf.An intoxicated old ex-frontiersman, and buffalo hunter, Alfred Spire, finds the boy and is faced with the dilemma of walking on and minding his own business or helping the lad.This is a poignant and heart-warming story about two lonely characters and the circumstances that draw them together.
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