Excerpt: ...back and fetch her. Where was he now? The answer came unexpectedly. "'What's that smoke there?' asked Coonie. "Lenox and I turned to look in the direction in which he pointed. A grey haze was mounting from the horizon. "'It's more like dust than smoke, ' said Lenox. 'I wouldn't mind betting it's sheep.' "Who could have the impudence to be driving 149 sheep on to the Buller's Creek range? It seemed more than probable that Lu Hudson had broken his pledge, and was again trespassing on his neighbour's property. ...
Excerpt: ...back and fetch her. Where was he now? The answer came unexpectedly. "'What's that smoke there?' asked Coonie. "Lenox and I turned to look in the direction in which he pointed. A grey haze was mounting from the horizon. "'It's more like dust than smoke, ' said Lenox. 'I wouldn't mind betting it's sheep.' "Who could have the impudence to be driving 149 sheep on to the Buller's Creek range? It seemed more than probable that Lu Hudson had broken his pledge, and was again trespassing on his neighbour's property. Lenox and I looked at each other. If Spanish Lu were within short distance of us, the sooner we got Darkie safely home, the better. "'I'll ride her, and you lead Jap, ' I decided. "We started off at once. As we got out of the glen and on to the prairie we could see in the distance an immense flock of sheep, herded by two men on horseback. We were too far from them to recognize faces, but the general appearance of one of them suggested Spanish Lu. "'They're grazing east of the ridge, in spite of what the judge settled!' exclaimed Lenox angrily. 'If I hadn't to take care of you and Darkie, I'd go and tell them what I think of them.' "It seemed no use running our heads into danger, and perhaps having Darkie wrenched from us, so we made off east towards home. We had only gone about a mile when suddenly the sky to the west behind us turned black. In a few minutes we were in the thick of a terrific blizzard. My first instinct was to give Darkie her head and fly for the ranch, but Lenox caught at my bridle. "'Ride back to the glen!' he shouted. "Lenox knew enough about prairie blizzards to prevent him from trying to find our way home through this one. On the open plains, where the wind has full sweep, a blizzard is a thing to be dreaded. Though we had to face the storm to ride 150 back to the glen, it was the safest thing to do, for we were not far away, and we should find shelter there. With our heads down, and sharp scraps of ice beating on our...
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