Bar-20 Days epub

by Clarence E. Mulford


Bar-20 Days epub

ISBN: 0765359421

ISBN13: 978-0765359421

Author: Clarence E. Mulford

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Forge Books (October 30, 2007)

ePUB book: 1198 kb

FB2 book: 1193 kb

Rating: 4.6

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Chapter XVII - Edwards' Ultimatum. Chapter XVIII - Harlan Strikes. Chapter XIX - The Bar-20 Returns. Chapter XX - Barb Wire. Chapter XXI - The Fence.

Chapter XVII - Edwards' Ultimatum.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Clarence Mulford created the forerunner to the iconic Western hero when he wrote Bar-20 Days and brought Hopalong Cassidy to life. But this is not the Hoppy of the silver screen and television as depicted by William Boyd in the 1940s and 50s. This is a hard drinking.

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Keep your hands where I can see them!" Marshall Edwards has shouted at the outlaws across the bar. "The first man I see move, I'll drop. But he couldn't see everything. He couldn't see the outlaws behind him or the bullet he took in the back. But Hoppy would see them-every single one of them. you could count on it. he would hunt them down if it took him the rest of his life.

h," groaned a man on the floor, slowly sitting up. "Whoever swapped him that wedge for his gun did us a good turn, all right.

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Hopalong Cassidy (1910). Buck Peters, Ranchman (1912). Nevins, Francis . J. 1993, Bar-20: The Life of Clarence E. Mulford, Creator of Hopalong Cassidy, with Seven Original Stories Reprinted. McFarland & Company: Jefferson, North Carolina. The Man from Bar-20 (1918). Johnny Nelson (1920). The Bar-20 Three (1921).

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Bar-20 (Volume 5). Hoppy would see they paid, in Clarence E. Mulford's Bar-20 Days. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. Connect with the author.

"Keep your hands where I can see them!" Marshall Edwards shouted at the outlaws across the bar. "The first man I see move, I'll drop."

But he couldn't see everything. He couldn't see the outlaws behind him or the bullet he took in the back.

But Hoppy would see them--every single one of them. you could count on it. He would hunt them down if it took him the rest of his life. He would find the man who killed his friend.

Hoppy would see they paid.

The Hardpress edition of HOPALONG CASSIDY is the best Kindle version of a Mulford book, almost of any book, I've seen on Kindle. There's not a typo to be seen, and in one place an editor points out in brackets that that some of the original printed text seems to be missing! The copyright page indicates that the copiers were working from a British copy of the 1910 original, and it must have been a very good copy indeed. As I write this in January 2018 Hardpress is selling its Kindle edition for $7.12 and there are six streaks of color representing books under the name HOPALONG CASSIDY on its Kindle book cover.

It's Mulford's second book in the Hopalong Cassidy series, and, probably because of its simple title, much the best known. The first Cassidy book was a disguised collection of seven magazine stories; HOPALONG CASSIDY is a real novel, and a good description of a range war -- so good that the New York TIMES review of 1910 praised its accuracy and excitement.

Lots of anti-Mexican racism, too, as other reviewers have pointed out. Here's an example. Hopalong is talking about one of his friends: "Yes, he was watching one of them new H2 [Ranch] Greasers. He'll go off the handle one of these days, for he hates Greasers worse than I do, and that coffee face'll drive him to gunplay."

One Kindle edition of BAR-20 DAYS, the first Cassidy book, brags about being uncensored, but certainly this HOPALONG CASSIDY is equally uncensored, and that Kindle BAR-20 DAYS is full of OCR typos like "lie" for "he," which I ran into at least three times while chalking up more than ten typos in the book as a whole. Hardpress shuns OCR, and does a much better job in general. Reading this book you get a good picture not only of Hopalong Cassidy's racist west, but Clarence Mulford's racist east as well.
Hopalong Cassidy is Mulford’s third book about the cowpuncher from the Bar-20 Ranch in Texas. This time a range war brews between the Bar-20 and neighboring H2 over water and grass. Hoppy heads the “line riders” patrolling boundaries between the two ranches. Cassidy “proved himself to be the best man on the ranch when danger threatened. He grasped situations quickly and clearly and his companions looked to him for suggestions when the sky was clouded by impending conflict.” The reader is told several times that Cassidy has never been bested in a fair gunfight. Unlike Bill Boyd, Hopalong’s hair and moustache are red. He tends to be testy and confrontational, but he loves the daughter of the neighboring rancher who is causing the war—a melodramatic complication. She returns his love. Hopalong wears a wildflower she gave him in his buttonhole and threatens to slug any fellow in the bunkhouse who makes fun of it.
Mulford’s characters speak in western dialect: Seeing a man sneaking up on him and his friend, Pete, at dawn, Hoppy says to himself, “You can’t fool me, by G—d! I’ll let you make yore play—an’ if Pete don’t kill a few of you I’m a liar. Here are th’ shells—pick out th’ pea.” Foremost among rustlers are three “greasers” from Mexico who work for the H2, a jarring racist label that is surprising nowadays. The reader is not told if cowboys hate Mexicans generally or just these in particular. In any event, men from both ranches swear they can hardly wait to shoot them. Oddly, interplay between white cowboys is so full of teasing and put-downs one wonders how they can be friends. Yet, writes Mulford: “This was the atmosphere they loved, this repaid them for their hard work, this and the unswerving loyalty, the true, deep affection, and good-natured banter that pricked but left no sting. . . . There was manhood for you, there was contempt for restricting conventions, for danger . . . .”
Mulford’s writing has a number of strengths. An Easterner, his research on the minutiae of working cowboys’ lives is impressive. He explains how and why cowboys do this or that, why roundups come about, notes the inclination of cowponies to bite, that a “sleeper” is a calf without a mother. He is quite good describing terrain. The reader/listener has is no trouble following movements of horsemen across prairies, rivers, over brush and down gullies. Mulford’s cowboys are sentimental only to a point. The moment they see the rancher’s daughter they take their “sombreros” off out of respect. But they have no qualms killing horses, and do a lot of that. At one point Hopalong and a friend drive cattle into a raging creek so their dead bodies will stop up a hole in a damn. When a H2 cowboy is killed his comrades bury him and mourn for a single day. Yearning to avenge his death, on the other hand, lasts longer.
Written in overblown language in the manner of its day, the book nevertheless draws readers/listeners in. It’s a fun book.
Clarence Mulford's tales of Bill 'Hopalong" Cassidy were popular long before Hollywood, their magazine appearances often accompanied with illustrations by the great N.C. Wyeth, and making their way to the bestseller list, but Mulford's Cassidy has little in common with the beloved film and television character portrayed by Bill Boyd as a white haired black clad hero on a white horse.

Instead Cassidy is a hard drinking heavy smoking cowboy and gunfighter who can't pass up a fight or a bar. The rollicking adventures of Cassidy, Johnny Nelson, Buck, and the rest of the Bar 20 crew are wild tales of outlaws, rustlers, and even a close call with being shanghaied.

Mulford didn't begrudge Boyd his version of Hoppy, stating once that he had his Hoppy and Boyd his. Read these entertaining western classics from the slicks (Hoppy only became a pulp character when Louis L'Amour under another name helmed the Hopalong Cassidy pulp), wild wooly, whisky soaked, and fogged in gunsmoke and get to know Mulford's Hoppy. He is not a Saturday morning kids cowboy hero.