The Seventh Man
by Max Brand
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ..."Thanks," said Gregg, "but who was he?" "I never seen him before. Anyway, it didn't much matter. He wanted to see some of the rest of the boys quite bad: Pete Glass and Ronicky Joe, and Sliver Waldron, and Gus Reeve. He seemed to want to see 'em all particular bad." "Pete Glass and Ronicky and--the posse!" murmured Vic. He grew thoughtful. "He wanted to see me, too?" "Very particular, and he seemed kind of downhearted when he found that Pete was out of town. Wanted to know when he might be back." "What sort of a lookin' gent was he?" asked Vic, and his voice was sharp. "Him? Oh, he looked like a tenderfoot to me. Terrible polite, though, and he had a voice that wasn't hardly rougher'n a girl's. Seemed like he was sort of embarrassed jest talkin' to me." She smiled at the thought, but Gregg was on his feet now, his hands on the shoulders of, Mrs. Sommers as though he would try to shake information from her loose bulk. "Look quick, now," he said. "Where did you send him?" "How you talk! Why, where should I send him? I told him like as not Ronicky and Sliver and Gus would be down to Lorrimer's" The groan of Vic made her stop with a gasp. "What did he look like?" Mrs. Sommers was very sober. Her smile congealed. "Black hair, and young, and good-lookin', and b-b-brown eyes, and" "God!" "Vic," cried Betty Neal, "what is it!" She looked around her in terror. "It's Barry." He turned towards the door, and then stopped, in an agony of indecision. Betty Neal was before him, blocking the way with her arms outstretched. "Vic, you shan't go. You shan't go. You've told me yourself that he's sure death." "God knows he is." "You won't go, Vic?" "But the others! Ronicky--Gus" She stammered in her fear. "That's their lookout! They're three to one. Let them kill..".