February, 2024

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Issue #173


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The Shadow of a Star
by Dick Derham
As the calendar advances toward a new century, lawlessness dominates the Arizona Mesquite. How could twenty-six men with badges hope to make a difference?

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Rogue Scout and a Sacred Bundle
by James Ott
Where should loyalty lie—to his father's Pawnee family or to his new community of cavalry troopers? Scout Half Yellow Face answers the question, but will his fellow Pawnee scouts obey orders to capture Pawnee renegades? The test comes during a dangerous mission to the Texas Panhandle.

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The Jug at Chaco Canyon
by Tom Sheehan
For much of his life, 48-year-old Bart Tarpin had heard of the music of the spheres. A gift it was—the most memorable of all gifts,—humming with heaven itself. Did the jug he found at Chaco Canyon contain it?

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The Outcome of a Fortunate Encounter
by Robert H. Boder
Cavalry helps Sioux tribe protect its buffalo herd from hunters with a classic gun fight, unique trial and romance plus a bit of humor. See if you remember Western movie stars' first names! It's different from most stories and a memory test for fans.

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The Koitsenko Soldier's Fourth Son
by Robert Temple
Twelve-year-old Keah-tigh of the Kiowa is full of doubts about his path in life, but learns he must accompany his father, Two Coups, in a war party. Will Keah-tigh find the courage of a warrior within himself?

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Whose-Is Idea it Being?
by Jon Gluckman
Our protagonist and narrator reveals in her diary entries the lessons she learns about herself while in compromising positions with her aggressive pursuers. She's not going to take it anymore . . . or is she?

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