By Charles G. West
PRODIGAL SON There's no taming Billy Blanchard. He's minimize from an analogous tough textile as his father, Jacob, the fellow who equipped town of Black Horse Creek from not anything. Jacob takes delight in Billy's lawless, wild methods. but if the boy returns domestic with a stolen horse, having simply killed a U.S. Marshal, Jacob is aware difficulty might be coming. known as in on distinct project, enigmatic former deputy marshal Grayson is requested to discover Billy. The marshals would favor to have him introduced in alive. yet Grayson is aware Billy. He is aware his father. And he understands that issues don't regularly cross the best way the legislation might like....
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Arnaud snapped his head around. ” “My profession,” the doctor said drily, and pointed. ” Arnaud said. “She killed her child the moment it was born. She stole a nail and drove it through its head. ” He raised the ax high and struck down at the impaled hands, severing them both crisply at the wrists. The doctor was impressed by the force of the stroke. “It was a child of the pariade,” Arnaud said. ” He swung the ax again, and again. It took him four or five blows to cut through the ankles and he was breathing hard when he had done it.
He snapped his fingers and the three slaves moved to clear the table of the platters. When they had gone out toward the kitchen shed, the room fell quiet, except for the creaking of the fan. Doctor Hébert watched the black boy who crouched in the corner, pulling at the rope. His face was turned away toward the wall and a large ear stuck out at right angles to his head. “Restraint on the part of all factions is undoubtedly to be desired,” Doctor Hébert said. He had accustomed himself to uttering such platitudes since he had first arrived in the colony.
A breeze was shivering the cane mats that closed either end of the long porch. In the exhilaration of his escape from the nightmare, the doctor felt preternaturally sensitive; he could have counted the hairs on his chest when the breeze lifted them, or numbered the splinters on the post when he placed his palm against it. He was not leaning for support, but only caressing the wood. Behind the house the dog stopped barking and he heard the scratching of its claws against the dirt as it began to run and then the muted smash of its body against the heavy door.
Black Horse Creek by Charles G. West