Young Wild West and the girl in green, or, A lively time at Silver Plume


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Young Wild West and the girl in green, or, A lively time at Silver Plume

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Young Wild West and the girl in green, or, A lively time at Silver Plume
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Wild West Weekly
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Reprinted in 1916.

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I No. 77. Tssueil Weekly-By Subscription $Z.W per near. Applicalio11 made for Seco11d-Glass Entry at N. Y. Post Office. NEW YORK, APRIL 8, 1904. -_-Price 5 Cents. Young Wild West tore the mask from the face of the' villain in a twinkling. "My husband!" scream ed the Girl in Green, darting forward. As all hands turned to her in surprise the robber bounded away like I\ shot.

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WILD WEST WEEKLY A Magazine Containing Sketches, Etc., of Western Lile. No. 77. Issued TVeel,!11-By S11bsc1iption 82.5_0 per year. Application made f01 Secontt Class entl'y at the New Yoik N y p OJJ!ce. Ent.ered. accordm(! to Act of Congress, in t,he yeai 190!., -in the oJJlce of the Librarian 0j ost Uong1ess, Washington, D. C., by Frank 7ousey, 24 Union Squa1e, New York. A NEW YORK, APRIL 8, 1904. Price 5 Cents. OR, Lively Time at Silver BY AN OLD SCOU'l1. CHAPTER I. had spoken of her as she got in, wa certainly a striking looking personage. THE HOLDUP. Her face and figure were beautiful and a.ttractive, notwithstanding the color of her "caring apparel, which was Some years ago when that part of our land called Coloquite sufficient to make the most careless of observers look rado had not very long been a state, a stagecoach might at. her. have been seen winding it way over the mountain trail But there was nothing bold about her; she carried her that led from Denver to the then mushroom mining town self modestly, though she did not appear to be afraid of of Silver Plume. making the journey in the stagecoach. It waR a fine spring morning and lhe bracing air o:t'. the And the four men who sat there inside treated her with mountains lent a rudely co1or to the cheeks oI the few pas-the greatest respect. that the lumbering old vehicle contained. When she asked a quc lion it wati answered as politely The driver of the four horses whistlc d and cracked his as they knew how. whip as he drove along. just a:: though there were not a Two of the men were miners living at the mining camp care on mind-and it is hardly possible that there was of Silver Plume an that had been made started in as a stagecoach driver nearly a year previous. I there. Though holdups by road agents were quite frequent in One of these was a porlly-looking man, who was evithat part of the counlry, he had been one of the lucky ones, I dently possessed of some wealth, since he sported a heavy alwaw takinrr his and lhc mail through in 1 gold chain and a diamond flashed from the bosom of 'his o I safetv. flannel shut. It waF a trifle over thirty-five miles to Silver PllUne from Ile was rather a pleasant-spoken fellow, and to him the Dem"r, and Zeb Blake hoped to reach his destination on girl in the green dress directed most of her quetitions. time, which was scheduled a\:\ two o'cloe:k in the afternoon. "What sort of a place iti Silver Plume?" she asked, as Jn,.idc the vehicle were five four and .a J t.hc stagecoach rolled along tlie rough jostling handsome young lady, who was aU1rec1 m a traveling smt them about and almost throwmg them from then seats. of green and yellow and a red hai. "I don't exactly know, the man answered. "You Outside on the top three male passengers sat, probably see, I have never been there." for the pmpo$.C of aU that was coming to them in "Never been there!" echoed tho girl in green. "Why. the way of the scenery and bracing air. I I took you to be one or the reside11tR of the town-probaThe girl in green, as one of the miners inside the coach I bly the leading man there, I thought."

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I 2 I YOUNG WILD WEST AND 'l'HE GIRL IN GREEN. "No," answered the man. "I am simply'going there to try my luck at mining. I have been pretty successful in that line, and from what I hear of Silver Plume it is quite likely that I will strike it rich there. There is nothing like being confideht, you know. I have brought enough money to buy a claim or two, in case I strike a bargain. I am quite well up in the mining business, you see." "Ah! I see." "Might I ask, Miss, what yoll are going to Silver Plume for?" inquired t'he passengeir, after a pause. "Me? Oh, I am simply searching for a relative, whom I have reason to believe is out here in the parts. I am not going to stay a great while at Silver Plume." Then the conversation lagged a little and the girl in gTeen took to looking outside at the fleeting landscape as the lumbering vehicle rolled along. After awhile she became talkative again, and she soon learn ed pretty much all about the man's business and how much money he had with him. He at the same time was thinking that he had met one of I t'he most pleasant and entertaining ladies he had ever had the good fortune to meet. He happened to be an old bachelor, and he began won dering if the girl was single. "My name is Jacob Little, and I'm Dn old bachelor," he ventured to say when the stagecoach was about ten miles from their destination. "Indeed!" was the reply. "1\Iy name is Cora Cotton." Though this pleased the wealthy miner, was hardly satisfied, since she had not stated whether she was married or single. He was just nerving himself to ask her about it when the sharp command to halt came to their ears and tbe stagecoach pulled up quickly and stopped. "Oh, dear!" cried the girl. "I do hope that we have not been stopped by robbers." "Hold up your hands, every one of you, or I'll shoot you dead as you sit!" came the cry from a point right near them. "Don't mova there, driver! Don't move, or it will be your last 1'econd on earth!" 'l'he four men inside the vehicle looked at each other in a frightened way. It was,quite plain that were as much frightened as the young lady seemed to be. One of them made a move as though to draw a pistol. "Don't! Oh, don't!" screamed the girl. "Don't fire at the robbers. If you do they will surely shoot us all!" ''You have got that right, young lady," said a voice al most at the coach door. ''Ther first one that offers to put up a fight will die! Hands up, now! Step out on the ground, and be lively about it!" The door opened with a bang, and then the passengers saw standing before them a roughly-dressed man wlth a mask on his face. The pDssengers who had occupied the top of the stage coach were down and stood with their hands up when those who were inside got out. The girl in green was the last to alight, and as she stepped down she appeared to be very much frightened. "Ah!" exclaimed the masked villain, as he stood there with a navy revolver in either hand. "So we have a fema l e here, too, have we? And a.very beautiul one, I must say! Gad! When I have lifted all your purses and other valuables I must have a kiss from the girl in green!" "Oh! Oh!" screamed the fair passenger of the overland stagecoach. "Don't move, gentleme111!'' caulioned the robber. "I am only one, to be sure, but I can very easily s hoot the whole Lot of you in ten seconds. I never yet missed a man when I shot at him. I am Bold Barry, the Denver Deadshot!" The seven male passengers and the driver looked at each other helplessly. One man had succeeded in stopping thei stagecoach and now he was going to rob them all! His coolness was something wonderful. There was not a man there but realized that if they turned on the villain they would get the best of him, but they knew that one or more of them would be apt to die before it was accomi-Iished. That alone kept them from acting The girl in green appeared to be muc11 agitated and frightened, but she wa the first to draw out her purse and hand it over to the masked robber. "'I'hank you, my dear!" said he. "Since you have been so kind as to hand me over your money, kindly collect what your fellow-passengers have about then!. Do as I say!" emphasizing the words. The girl hesitated, when the driver spoke up. "You'd better do as he says, Miss. There's no tellin' but that he's got a gang of men lyin' right over there in ther bushes. We've bee!D held up, an' we've got to make ther best of it." "Sensible man!" and t'he masked villain nodded as though the whole thing was very enjoyable to him. "Weill," faltered the fair passenger, "I tiuppose I will have to do as I have been told." "No, you won't, Miss!" All hands started as though an electric shock had passed through them. Turning, they bebeld a dashing-looking young fellow standing near the rear end of the stagecoach. He was very handsome and had the figure of an Apollo. An amused smile played about his lips, while the fore finger of his :right hand played with the trigger of a re volver that was leveled straight at the breast of the masked road agent. "Drop those shooters!" There was such a commanding ring in the newcomer's voice that the robber was seen to give a start. "Drop-th1ose-shooters !" The command was repeated more slowly, and then, much to the relief and satisfaction of the driver and passengers of the stagecoach, the robber let hii:! pistols fall to th ground.

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t YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE GIRL IN GREEN. 3 "Oh! Oh! Who are you, sir?" cried the girl in green, apparently much agit?-ted. ''l am Young Wilg West, Miss," was the calm retort. "I happened to be riding along here with my two partncri;;, and seeing that the stagecoach was at a halt, we dismounted and crept up to sec what the trouble 'i"as. I am Yery glad we happened along in time i.o prevent you from being compelled to assist the scoundrel in his work." This was said without the boy once removing his gaze from the man he had covered. His hand was as steady as a rock, too, and there was not 1 1 the least doubt in the minds of nnyone there that he would I have shvt the robber if he had not obeyed his command. "So you arc Young Wild West?" said the girl, looking at him rather stradily for ono ll'ho was us much frightened aq she had appeared to be a moment before. "I have heard f I o you, sir." "Xothing bad I hJpe," was the cool retort. "No, I can t say that I have." "Thank you :for that much then. Now I guess we 'had hettcr make this fellow a priRoncr. But fost let us see if he can be recognized by an:v of us." Young Wild West tore the mask from the .faee o.f the villain in a twinkling. ''Jiy screamed the girl in green, darting for ward. As all hands turned to her in surprise the robber bounded away like a shot. The sudden declaration of the fair passenger was as startling as the interforene:c of the clMhing boy 'had been. Tlw roblJer reached the cover of the bushes at the sitlc of the road before anything was done to detain him. "Come, boys!'' cried Young Wilcl West. "We must not let the fello" eFt:ape. '' "Xo-no!" cried the girl, and then she fainted, falling into his arm8. \.t this jm1dure two horsC'men appeared leading a hand ;:ome sorrel behind them. "Where i ther measly coyote, Wild?" called out the elder of the two, wha was a tall, hand1'ome man of thirty, with fl.owing dark hair and a heavy mustache of the same "He went in the hushes over there, Charlie," was the reply from the boy, as he lnn:.ioi.cdly carried the fainting girl to the stagecoach. "All right! Come on, Jim!" The two horsemen dcU:ihed for the spot, but quickly found that they could not foll.ow l hr trail on horseback. "I reckon he's got the best oi us," said the one called ('harlie. ''Well, let him go, then," was the reply from Young Wild West "I have seen hi .face, and will know it again when I see it. The lady says he is her husband, and that's what beats me." "She told me she was coming ont here to look for a relative," spoke up .Ta cob Little, the miner, "but she did hot say it was her husband." "Well, I ftel f:orry fm thcr gal if that feller is h& hus hand," tlw driver. "Git aboard, all hands, an' we'll light out of here!" CHAPTER II. \ YOUNG WILD \\"EST AT SILVER PLUME. Young Wild West and his two partners, Cheyenne Char lie and" \Tim Dart, had been camped not far from the side of t'he trail when the stagecoach had passed. They had been to Denver on some business concerning the big cattle ranch our hero owned, and, hearing of the great gold find at Silver Plume. they decided to take a ride over and have a look at it. All three were deeply interested in gold and silve r minef:, and every lime a chance afforded they would buy up some mining property and speculate on it. Ii they had known they WC're within ten miles of Silver Plume when they halted at noon they would not have done r so, but would have waited for their dinner in the town. But then they would not have had the adventure with the ma ked robber and t.he girl in green And the passengers of the stagecoach would have been cleaned out of their money and valuables. It is a good thing we didn't know it was such a short distance to Silver Plume or we would not have been here,'' !aid Jim Dart to the driver, as he started his horses ahead. "I'm mighty glad you didn't know it, then," was the reply. Jim Dart was a boy 01' twenty and about the same size and build as Young Wild \vest. He chose to k0Cp his hair cut pretty short, though he had all the other characteristics of the typical Westerner The three partners were attired in neat-fitting huntingsuits of buckskin trimmed with red fringe, and wore silk shirts. Young Wild West, who was commonly known a the Prtnee of the Saddle and Charn1>ion Deadshot of the West, rode his handsome sorrel horse, Spitfire, and Cheyenne Charlie and Jim Dart each were mounted on as good horses as money would buy. 'I'he three rode along behind the stagecoach, after Afst carefully marking the spot in their minds where masked robber had disappeared. "If it had not been for that girl the rascally robber would not have got away," observed our hero, as they rode along. "When she jumped forward and declared tha.t he was her husband I was surprised so that I stood looking at her while the fellow darted away. Then, before I could get started after him, she had to faint and fall right in my arms. She couldn't have balked' me any hotter if she had tried!"

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4 Y(])UNG WILD WES'r AND 'f'TTE CURT, TN GRgEN. "Well, it was real tough on her to meet her husband in such a way as that," said Jim Dart. "One of i.he passen gers said she had come out here to look for a relative, and it must have been jarring to her nerves to find him in that shape." "Yes," spoke up Cheyenne Charlie. "But that gal strikes me as being a peculiar sort of gal. She acted queer like to me, an' as she wears a green rig from head to footw hich is a rather crazy notion, I should think-there's no teUin' w'hether she's just right or not in her upper story." "Well, we will probably have a chance to see and talk to her," remarked Wild. "The chances are that she won't leave Silver Plume right away." Our friends took it easy, and it was not until they came in sight of the mining camp that they rode on ahead 0 the stagecoach. There was an air that was distinctly hustling about the place. Scattered about here and there were men engaged at work, with their shanties and tents near by. As Young Wild West and his two companions neared the :first shanty they found that the trail turned and ran traight through the little sett l ement in the form of a street. "Business must be putty good here, I reckon," remark e d Charlie. "Tl1ere's two whisky mills on one side o! Uicr street an' one on ther ot'her." "Well, I guess it would be a :funny mining camp that did not have a whisky mill," retorted Jim. "It seems that the majority of the men can't get along without the stuff." "Well, a little of it is all right now an' then, I reckon." "Every one to his taste, I suppose." "Yes, that's right," said Wild. "If we all thought alike it would be a queer world That is an old saying, but it is a true one, nevertheless. I never drank a drop of liquor in my life, and don't believe I ever will. But those who want to drink it I suppose have a perfect right to do it." As they rode up and halted a little in advance of the Rtagecoach they saw that there appeared to. be little choice in the three public places. Right close by was a long shanty that had a sign across the front indicating that it was the headquarters for gen eral merchandise, so Wild concluded that it would be a good idea to stop t'here1 and make inquiries as to where the best place to put up at was. As they went over and came to a halt in front of the store lhey turned and took notice of the .fact that the driver of the stagecoach was neutral in regard to the three alleged hotels, for he stopped his rig in the middle of the street between them and bawled out: "Silver Plume! All out!" When the girl in green got out of the vehicle she looked undEJcided as to which way to go, but finally turned in the direction of the store. Our friends had dismounted w0hen she came up and, halting in front of them, she asked: "Can you gentlemen tell which is the best place for me to stop at?" "We are Reeking that information ourselves, Miss," swered Wild. "Probably the man who the store can tell us. We will ask him." "Then you must be strangers in SilveT Plume?" she said, showing signs of surprise. "Yes, t'his is the first time either of us have been here." "Well, I want to thank you :for what you did back on the trail, Young Wild West," she observed, putting great earnestness in her manner. "Anything that I said or did I hope you win forget. I waR very much worked up just then, for the face of the robber seemed a :familiar one to me. I have since decided that I surely must have been mistaken." "I:f it is an unpleasant subject, please do not mention it any further, Miss--" "Cotton-Cora Cotton is my name." "Well, Miss Cotton, suppose we question the proprietor of the store and see if he can set us straight in regard to thei hotel?" "Certainly, Mr. West. You will do me a :favor if you can find out :for me." A good-natured looking man o:f middle stood in the doorway looking at the four rather curiously. The girl dressed in the green suit seemed to attract him the most, though, and it was not until Wild addressed him that he condescended to make a remark. "What's that?" he asked. "Which is ther best place fur travelers to stop at? Well, I don't know as there's any choice in ther matter. There's three hotels right under your nose, an' as they are all customers of mine, I don't know as I ought to throw business to one any more than th er others." "That is very fair on your part, I must say," spoke up the girl, smiling. "Well, Young Wild West, I will leave it to you to make a selection for mei." "Very well, then,"' was the reply. "We will try the place across the Rtrect. It bears t'he name of 'The W el comc Inn.' so no doubt we will be welcome there." Our friends walked over, l eading their horses, and the girhfollowecl them. 'l'here were two cloors at the front of the roughly-built house, one. of them having little sign over it reading "Hotel," and the other "Bar." The first nameu door wns opened before they got to it and a buxom woman of forty, who was plainly the wife of the proprietor, greeted them. "Come right in!" she said. "I was watchin' you when ypu was talkin' across ther street, an' I thought you could
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YOUNG wn,D WEST AND THE GIRL IN GREEN. in ther bar an' find out somethin' about ther rates of ther I the face. of the stranger, and Young Wild West could not place an' sich like." help noticing it. "That's right," smiled the woman at the door. "I s'pose He was a man of medium stature, attired in a fine corduyou're dry an' need a little wettin' in your throats. My roy ::;uit, and had all the appearance of being a miner who husband is there an' he'll talk to you." had struck it rich. The scout led the way and Wild and Jim followed into "Give me some liquor!" he called out to the landlord in the bar of the Welcome Inn. a tone that had a ring of command in it. There was the usual motley crowd to be found in such "Sartin I will, stranger," was the quick reply. "You pl.aces. want. ther best in ther 'house, I reckon.'' Though Silver Plume was a brand-new mining camp, "Yes, ther best in ther house ain't too good, Dick there were plenty men there who cared very little for work Quartz. Jest remember that, will you?'" and liked the atmosphere of bar-rooms better than any"I sartinly will," and "the best in the house" was thing else. promptly put out. Therf' were seven of them there ju st then and, for the When he had taken his drink the man who called himmost part, they were a bad-looking set. self Dick Quartz walked over to Young Wild West, and, The bar-room was not a very inviting place, either, for it touching him on the arm, said: was without walls and the counter was formed of planks "Are you ther young feller who stopped ther passengers battened together and s upported by barrels. of ther stagecoach from bein' robbed?" "How are yer, strangers?" spoke up the man behind the "Yes," answered our hero, looking at the man coolly. counter, looking pleasant and nodding familiarly. "I happened along in time to be of a little service to "Pretty welJ," answered Young Wild West. "How them." about us getting accommodations here for a few days?" "You must be somethin' wonderful with a shooter to "I reckon you've ther right place, young feller. make such a feller as Bold Barry eave in." The r Welcome Inn iA ;jc1.>t wlrnl its name snys it is." "Why, is this Bold Barry such a fierce fellow that he "Have you n good place for our horses and a hostler to won't generally drop his shooters when he's told to?" look after them?" "From what I have heard of him, he is." "Have I! Well, I Rhonlcl chew glaRs if I didn't! Why, "Well, if l had known that when I tackled him I might my stahle is every bit a good as my bar-room, my friends." have made him do something else besides dropping his "Good! Jus t have our horses taken care o,f then, will shooters. I am real sorry that I didn't know he was such you?" a hard case. I took him to be just like the ordinary run "Right you are! Hey Bob! Jes t 'tend to ther gents' of outlaws-reckless as can be until it comes to the point." horses, will yer? Tend to 'cm in t'her right shape, too!" "What point, youngster?" '!'hen turning to our friends, he added: "Well, the point of my revolvell', we will say.'' "Want dinnerr, gents?" '' Jo. We will wait till supper-time before we eat anything. We had dinner in camp." "1\ ll right. Say! we heard how you saved ther passen gers of ther stagecoach from bein' robbed by Bold Barry, ther Denver Dcadshoi.. Two of ther passengers are inside gittin' their dinners now. Thi s is a hotel what serves meals at all hours, you know, an' ther front door i s never locked." "Well, we did happen along and give the passengers a lift/' Wild answered. "I heard you was thcr one that done ther whole busi ness. They say that Bold Barry took water quicker than lightning an' lei go his shooters when he found you had ther drop on him. But what about the gal in the green rig? She said ther man was her husband, didn't she?" As the landlord asked this question a strangell' entered. Ile, had heard the words, and he stood there staring at them rather insolently. "I believe the young lady did say something like that," retorted our hero, as he took a look at the newcomer. But he was rather frightened and excited, you know, ancl prob ably he might have made a mistake." I .'\n c-.;prcssion of relief that was unmiRtnkablC' crORR('(l CHAPTER III. DICK QUARTZ A.ND BOLD BARRY. Dick Quartz looked at Young Wild West as though he did not know just how to take him. "Young feller, I'd like to ask you a question," he said, after a pause. "Go ahead and ask it." "Is ther point of your revolver any worse than ther point of anyone e l se's?" "Well, I can't see how it ought to be," replied our hero, who very plainly saw that the man had taken a dislike to him, though just for what, he did not know. "Unless it might be that I never miss my mark when I pull a trig ger." "Well, Bold Barry didn't know that, did he?" "See here, my friend. It strikes me that you are talk ing in a rather peculiar way. What is the : matter with you, anyway? Don't you believe that I made the stagecoach rohber drop his shooters?"

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6 YOUNG WILD WEST AND TUE GIRL IN GREEN. "No, I don't!" was the blunt reply. "That's jest what animal across the street to the place that was called the I've been gittin' at." ''Rock Bottom Hotel." "Very well, thetn. Now please mind your own business, This was the last of the three hotels to be started in the will you?" place, and it really had not beetl. open to the public more "What's that?' and there was a dangerous flash in the than a week. fellow's eyes. The instant Dick Quartz walked in, however, the fellow "You heard what I said quite plainly," said our hero. in charge of the place put out his hand and exclaimed: "You opened up a conversation with me, and you seem to "Why, hello, Dick, old boy! I'm mighty glad to see you! doubt that I did what was reported about me. Now I tell So you clid manage to git over to Silver Plume, hey?" you to mind your own business." / "Yes, Bill," was the reply. "I thought I would have io "An' if I don't mind my own business, what then?" come over and hunt you up. How are you makin' out, any" I'll mind it for you!" how?" "You will, hey?" and with remarkable quickness Dick "Fine!" Quartz grabbed his revolver and jerked it from the holster. "Well, let's have a dTink. I went in ther place across But in spite of hjs quicknes9 he found himself gazing ther street first, 'cause I didn't know which gin mill you into the muzzle of Young Wild West's shooter before he kept. While 1 was over theTe J got in a little row with a could point the weapon above the floor! young :l'eller they call Young Wild West. Do you know "Drop that!" hini?" A deathly silence followed the command. "No, I don't know him, but I've beard a lot about him in Thud! ther last few minutes. Ile come in with ther stagecoach The silence was broken by the revolver Rtriking the floor! a little while ago-leastwise he rode on horseback with it. at the man's side. Ther outfit was held up about ten miles out of town by a But the deadly tube that was staring him right in the man who was all alone. The
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YOU TG WILD WEST AND THE GIRL IN GREEN. 7 I As soon as they were Quartz and whispered: alone he leaned over to Dick keeping a sharp lookout around him, proceeded on for "Where's Barry?" "Back on ther trail about ten miles. He's in a cave---a snug place, too." "They say this Young Wild West tore off his mask, an' that all hands seen his face afore he got away." "Yes, that's so. Ile won't dare to come over here until he gits a disguise. You've got me of them false beards and wigs we used to use we was in Leadville, ain't you?" "Yes, I've got 'em all yet." "Well, I want some H Barry comes to town he must come in such a shape as he won't be known. This Young Wild West has just gone an' s poiled ther thing, an' if he keeps on he'll git jest what he des erves, which is a bullet. Jest him meddlQ-once more with either .Barry or me, an' his sentence will be pronounced!" "An' ther gal in ther green rig-how about her?" "Sh! Don't mention her. Jest let her be. She knows exactly what she's doin', you kin bet your boots!" "Why didn't she come here to put up, I wonder?" "Leave her alone. She'll do what's right, see if she don't." "Well, I'll git ther disguises fur yer. When's Barry comin' over here?" "To-night, if nothin' happens. We're goin' to make your place our headquarters when we are here in town, an' ther rest of ther time will be spent on ther trail an' in ther cave we've found." "Good! When will ther rest of ther gang be over?" "To-morrer or next day. Then we'll be right in trim fur work. Barry would never have unclartaken Lo rob ther stagecoach single-handed to-day if he 'hadn't known that Cora was sure to be a board. She worked thcr thing all right, too, so he says, an' if it hadn't been fur her he'd have been captured by this Young Wild West." "Good fur th er gal, then." It did not take BiJl, t'he proprietor, long to get the wigs and false beards ready for his friend, an(j. then, stowing them on his person, Dick Quartz meandered out into the bar again. "I'd like to git a chai:cc to speak to afore I go back to Barry," he whispered, as the sun was nearing the western horizon and he was reaC::y to go, "but I don't s'pose it would do to take ther risk." "No!" exclaimed Bill. "I wouldn't try it if I was you." "Well, I'll ride back, then, an' you needn't be s'prised if Barry an' me come back sometime afore midnight." "Good! I hope you do." Quartz now went out, and, mounting his horse, rode off over the trail that led to Denver. Ile kept along at a good gait, and in something like an hour he had reached the spot where the holdup had oc uned that day a little after noon. The man brought his horse down to a walk here and, about a hundred yards. Then he came to a halt and listened. Hearing nothing that w-ould indicate the approach of either man or beast, he turned the head of his horse into a narrow little gully and forced it to wade through a shallow brook for perhaps a couple of hundred feet. Then he took to the bank on the left and rode into a rather wide hollow that was sprinkled with clumps of trees and bushes. Once here he halted again, and, after listening at tentively, gave a low whistle. Much to the satisfaction of the villain, it was answered almost Without any hesitation, he rode forward a few step:; anc1 dismountM. 'I.Is that you, Dick?" came through the darkness from the direction of a cliff "Yes, Barry, it's me. Are you all right?" "Yes, _but blamed lonesome. I'm glad you've got back. How did you make out?" "First rate." Quartz had now led his horse straight up to the cliff, and he could sec the man he was talking to, who was stand ing at the mouth of the cave. The follow was no other than the robber who had escaped from Young Wild West that day. "
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8 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE GIRL IN GREEN. -------====-================= r that he never lets up on a fellow wnen he once strikes out 1 "Mr. Little, I will admit that l am a widow, and the Iace to land him. Suppose he takes it in his head to hunt me of that horrible robber bore such a strong resemblance to down, now? You hadn't ought to have spokan of me to 1 that of my dead hm;band that in my excitement l cried out him, for he's just shrewd enough to think you are a friend 1.he fir"t thing that came in my mind." of mine, after you tried to pick a muss wifh him. Ile said 'I am glad of that, Mi:;s Uotton-very glad of it." you were, you say." "Glad of what, .M.r. Little?" and the girl looked archly "Yes, but I don't think he believed it, after 1 told him at him. 1.hat you had held me up. One thing I do know, an' that "Why, confound it
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YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE GIRL IN GREEN. 9 "Oh, yes, it was na'tural enough, I suppose, but very few would have at it the way you did. I should like to make you a present of some money, if you will accept it." "Well, 1 won't accept it, sir. Your thanks are quite sufficient. I nm sorry that the robber got away, but if we stay around here a little while I guess we will come across him again. 'l'hen he won't get off so lucky." "It i s rather funny lhat Miss Cotton-the girl in green, I mean,-should think his face looked like that of her dead husband, wasn't it?" "Well, yes. Did she say that?" "Y cs, only a minute or two ago she told me that." "Well, lots of people resemble one another, so there is nothing so really strange in it after all." "That's so," and Little drew up a stool and took a seat at the table. Wild pushed the dominoes aside. H e felt willing to l.eur what the man had to say. "You said that the young lady had told you that she bad come to this part of t'he country in search of a rela tive, didn't you?" he a s ked. "Yes, she did tell me that. riding over from Denver." ",'he ha n't told you since who the relative was, ha s she?" "No," and TJittlc lookerl ,jnst the least bit p11zzled. "If it L n 'L her husband it must be a brother or iai.hci:, or perhaps an uncle." "T Fuppose so." "And she snid the robber looked just like her dead hus band?" "Yes." "It might be that her husband is not dead, after all, and that he really was her hrn:;band." The miner s hook his head. "I hardly believe that," he said. "I think Miss Coi.ton '"' e xactly what she was talking about when she said her husband was d1 .. 1d. I nsked her particularly about ii.." "You must be lntereAtl'd in h&," observed Wild. "\\Tell, you see it is this way, if I may tell you. I am an old bachelor just because I never had the good fortune to meet a woman lhat I thought enough of to ask 'her to become Mrs. Little. The girl in green comes about as near to tl1e one I would like to marry as I could possibly wish for, and as she seems to take to me a little, I am going to try and win her. I tell you fellows this so you need not try to court her, any of you. I have plenly of money, and even if she don't exad.1y love me, that will probably 'help make the matc 'h." Cheyenne Charlie grinned when he heard this. ''II ow old are you, Mr. Little?" he asked. much over fifty,!' was the reply. "Well, you're old enough to know better, t'hen." "Confound it! What do you mean?'1 cried the old man, angrily. ''Don't mind him, Mr. Little," said Wild. "He is a little too plain-spoken sometimes. If yon a notion of ourting the pretty widow in grec>n, go ahead and do it. It is no one's business but your own. But take my advice and go slow in the matter." "I'll take no one's advice in the matter," snorted the miner, jumping to his feet and looking at his watch. "I was a fool to tell you people anything about it." "'Well, we won't make capital o:f' it, I assure you, sir," answered '\ild. "It will not he mentioned again by either of us, unless you, yourself, bring up the subject for dis cussion." Jacob Little left them without another word and went out through the bar-room to the front of the building. '"I'her poor fool!" snid Cheyenne Charlie, with a chuckle. "Jest as if fhat putty gal would take any sort of a notion to him! She is simply makin' a fool of him, that's what I think." "There is no doubt of that," retorted our hero. "But there i something the least bit peculiar about that girl. I am inclined to believe that the man she called her hus band to-day really is her husband." "I wouldn't wonder," nodded Jim Dart. "It might be," admitted Charlie. "She may ha .vo thought him to he dead." "But, in that. case, who the relative she told Little P-hc was scaching for?" "l give il up," said .Jim. "I don't suppose it is any of our business, anyhow." "No, of course not. Bui. it is our business to capture that highwayman if we can. He got away from mi\ through the interference of the girl in green, you know, and therefore I won't be satisfied till I get hold of hiln again.n "Well, we may nm across him afore we quit Silver Plume," observed the scout. "What do you say if we take a walk around these diggin's an' see how things are pannin' out here-thcr old fool broke up our game?" Wild an
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10 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE GIRL IN GREEN. He had a sweetheart at home, and he never cast sheep's I eyes at any other girls. "There is only one thing she can be after, and that is the man's money," he thought. "Ancl that being the case, she is nothing but an artful schemer. Can it be that she is in league with B1old Barry, as they call him, and that she simpl y acted the fay she dicl to-day to l give the scoundrel a chance to escape? By jove! I wouldn't be 'the least bit surprised if that was a fact." When tlw meal was over the girl in green stepped over to our hero and said : 1 CHAPTERV. TFIE WINNING HAND IN THE GAME. Bold Bar1'y and Dick Quartz ware not long in finishing their supper after it was cooked 'l'hen they made ready to ride over to Silver Plume at once. ;By aid of the light from the fire in the cave Quartz rigged out bis companion with one of the disguises he had brought over and to look at him one would never take him to be the man who had held up the stagecoach. The v\llain had two 01 three different suits of clothes "I have a brother who was last heard of somewhere in the central pa .rt of Colorado. I came out here to look for in the cave, and when he had donned a costume thqt made him, and, having been associated with you long enough to him look like a prospector he was ready to go. know that you would be a good one to help me find him, I t t d th f f k 1 1 t f h' ,, I guess I will take all thmgs with me," he remarked, wan you o o me e avor o eepmg a oo rnu or 1m. "I t 1 1 1 ,, 11 th 1 th t th ld as tbe horses were bemg saddled "We may as well make cer am y w1 was a e rep y a e uoy cou / 11 k t th I "G' d t f h' our headquarter with Bill at the R
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YOUNG WILD WEST AND TIIE GIRL IN GREEN 11 Dick Quartz did not notice them when they first came in, but as they walked up to the counter and made a pur chase he caught sight of them. "There's Young Wild West now," he whispered to the disguised robber. Bold Barry took bis time about turning around. He was sharp enough to make it appear that he was not interested in them, and thus not be so apt to make them regard him with uspicion. "I see them," 'he said a moment later. "Now, I guess it would be a good idea .for me to go over to the place where Cora is stopping and find out what she has up her sleeve." "How are you going to roan.age it?" asked his compan ion.. "Ob! that will be easy enough. My wife and I un.tler stan.d ourselves pretty well, and we have a signal lhat we call each other with instantly. You stay here an' I'll go ovrr an' see what's in ther wind." The villain drifted into the common way of speaking as he said the last sentence. Sometimes he talked quite grammatically, while at olhers he put on the lingo of the mining towns. Even Dick Quartz did not know why 11e clid. this, and it is hardly probable that the man did himself. It merely went to that he had not been l:\ronght up in the Wild West, and that he was trying to affect that he had. "Easy enough. I came on horseback to the Rock Bol lom Hotel across the street. Then I walked over here and gave the signal." "You are laking an awful risk, Barry! An awful risk!" she said. "Oh! I guess not. Feel of my face, my dear." The girl did so. "Oh! You have a beard on-and a wig, too! Well, that makes it bettc\. Well, what do you kn.ow, my hus band?" "I know that a young fellow called Young Wild West has got to die, sweetheart," was the reply. "That is right," she answered. "Well, I am keeping a sharp watch on him and his partners, and the moment i think he 'bas learned too much I will let you know." "Good! Have you got hold of anything yet?" "Oh, yes. I have got a rich old fool in tow, and I gueSi' lhere will be no trotible in getting ten thousand dollars out of him. He wants to marry me, Barry!" "The poor fool! I would like to strangle him for that." "Don't fear. I detest the man. I am only leading him on for your sake. Why did I sacrifice home, relatives, friends and everything if I did not love1 you? I became the bride of an escaped convict because I pitied him when he was behind the bars and loved him when he got out. I would turn the world over for you, Barry, if it lay in my power, and you know it." But he was a good enough villain, no matter where he had been reared, so the manner in which he spoke mat tered little. "'l'hat's right, sweetheart, I know it," and then the villain imprinted a kiss on her lips. "You have stuck to me Bold Barry walked away, after lighting his pipe, and through thick and thin, and soon as we get hold of enough then went to the door and passed out. money to live in comfort the rest of our days we will go 'fhe hostler was just taking their horses away to the to California, and from there to Australia. You are only a stable when he got out, and, after he had given him some child yet, and I am under thirty, so we have got a long money and spoken a couple of words with him, he cros 8 ed time before us to rnjoy life. Now, sweetheart, you go the street and walked around lo the rear of the Welcomo ahead and get hold of lhe old fool's money, but don't you In let him make too much love to you, for I don't like it." Il. I Once there he fountl a. clump of bushes, and, taking his "I will do it. And I will keep a watch on Young Wild place behind them, he gave the can or the whip-poor-will. We t. He has declared that he is going to capture you It was common to hear the birds call at that time of the before he leaves Silver Plume, and as he only expects lo year, but therr was something about the call that Bola remain here a few days, he must have an idea of doing it Barry gave that was different from the rool, though it soon." woulrl certainly have been called a fine imitation. "He will never live to capture mr," was the reply. "You Twice more he gave the signal, and then he remained do your part and I will do mine. I will see yo11'to-morrow, quiet behind the bush. as I am going to remain at the Rock Bottom for a few Five minutes later a cloaked form came out of t'he days under the name of Seguine. Remember t'hatkit h d f Seguinc." c en oorway o the1 hotel and stood still after closing the door. "Very well, then. I will take a walk to-morrow mornBold Barry made a rustling noise in the bushes. ing early and will you near the blacksmith shop down Then the cloaked figure hurried toward the bushes with-the street. Then we will have a chance to talk." out the least hesitation. "All right. Good-night!" It was t'he girl in green! "Good-night!" If the light could have shone on her just then it would Then the two parted, t'he girl in green going back into ave disclosed the fact that she wa8 enveloped in a long I the house and her villainous husband making his way oul at that was as green as the rest of her clothing. to the street. "Is that you, Cora?" asked Rold Barry, in a whisprr. I Ile crossed over and entered the place he had left, and "Yee," was the reply. "How did you get here?" was just in time to see a game of draw poker starting.

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12 YOUNO WILD A D 'rIIE GJIUj IN GREEN. Much to his surprise, he saw that Young Wild West was one of the players and Dick Quarlz another. Two miners had joined them and they seemed lo be wait-ing for a fifth man. "Ah!" exclaimed Dick Quartz; "here comes a friend o.f mine. l)erhaps he would like lo play. How about il, Seguine?" "Well, I don't mind, if you arc going to make il more for pastime lhan an yt'bing else." "That is just what I am going to play for," 8poke up Wild, who had accepted an invitation lo join the game for the sole purpose of trying to learn something from Quarlz, whom he now suspected of being in league with Bold Barry. He had told Charlie and Jim to keep out o:f' lhe game and to be on the lookout for anything crooked about it. As the newcomer took his place our hero looked at him keenly. There was something about him that looked the least bit familiar, but just then he could not tell what it was for lhe life of him. However, he did not for a moment suspoot that the man was disguised, for his hair and beard were rather matted, and that was a common thing among the miners. The game started, and though he had joined it to make a study of Dick Quartz, our hero soon found himself more interested in Seguine. As the play went on there soon came what is called a "jack-pot" by gamblers, meant that no one could start the betting unless he did it on a pair of jacks or bet ter. The ante was not very heavy, but whern they passed they had to put up every time. As it went around seYeral times there was soon quite a little pile of money on the table) in spite of t'he ante not being large. Then Dick Quartz opened it, pulling a revolver from his belt and laying it on the table as he did so. "What are you doing that for?" asked \Vild, coolly. "Ohl that is a way I have," was the retort. "I never play draw poker unless I have my revolver handy." "You don't. eh? Well, you must 'have an idea that you are playing among thieves." "You can't tell about that nowadays," spoke up Seguine, and then he, too, pulled out his shooter and laid it on the table. "Oh! you can't, eh?" and Wild nodded as though hehad just learned somet'hing that he was not aware of before. "Well, I never pull my shooter unless I mean business. Go ahead and deal out the cards, sir! I want three." The last was addressed to the miner who was dealing. Dick Quartz and Seguine sat next to each other and almost opposite our hero. The dealer was next to Wild and on his left. The miner acted a little surprised when he saw the two men draw their shootC'rs, but when Wild tolcl him to go ahead and deal out the cards he proceeded to do so. Wild look three, the man on liis right the same number, and then iL came i::leguine's turn. Ire ealled for two, and Quartz took one. 'J'hc dealer, who had been the one to open it, Look three cards. "Now, Lhcn," said Wild, turning lo him, "it is your bel. But before we go any further we will just move the dii-: carcls a way from the hands o.f those two gentlemen, as yon can't tell auoul thingo nowadays, you know." With a quick move he pulled the c.:ards away and Lhe11 sent both revolvers to Llw floor, one on either side. "Now, gentlemen, play cards!" he cried, whipping out his own revolvers and covering the two men. Instantly a hush came over lhe people in the room and every one craned his neck to see whal was going on at that parlicular table. Uliarlie and .Jim took their positions on either side of \Vild and placed lheir hand' on lhe butt::; of their rcvohcri-:. "GenlR, i _:f' tbere'o goin' to be any shootin' clone around here we're goin' to fake a hancl in it!" exclaimed the scout. "I reckon Young Wild We:,;t knowi> jest w'lial he's doin', an' when he i;ciR down to play a game with anyl)ody he ain't goin' to lei them put up no job on him. You kin &.'C for yourselves, gent" that Young Wild We L holds ther winnin' hand!" "What does all this mean, I'd like to know?" demanded the disguised robber. He spoke in his natmal voice, and no sooner had he clone so than Wild remembered where he had heard the voice before. Then Young-Wilc1 West thrust his hand forward and caught ScguinC' lJy the A quick jerk and it came off, revealing the face of Ilolcl Barry. Our hero had nol rclea1-1cd his hold upon the revolver as he did this, simply using the three fingers of 'i right hand to accomplish it. "Gentlemen!" he exclaimcl in a ringing tonc. "Behold the man who held up the stagecoac'h!" At this juncture there was a shrill scream and the girl in green burst into the room. CHAPTER VI. SOME RATHER LIYELY .HAPPENINGS. The girl in green had no sooner gol into the house after the meeting wit'h her husband than it occunec1 to her to go over and peer through the windows of the Rock Bottom Hotel anio Cora Cotton, as she called herself, quickly slipped outside again

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\YILD WES'r AND 'l'IIE GIRL I N GREEN. 13 and made her way around to the front of the ::;hanly-like I Jim standing in the center of the street ready to do battle structure. with anyone who might feel disposed Lo fight them She got there in time lo see .Bolcl Barry
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I 14 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE GIRL IN GREEN. As luck would have it, they ound it all. Our hero was keeping an eye on Quartz, and he did not say a word to him until he had divided the money into five parts and pushed one of them over to him. "'I'hank you!" he then eixclaimed. "You ar e very kind. I s nppo s e the game is at an end or will your friend be ba c k, do you think?" "]friend?" echoed Quartz, putting on an air of surprise. "He was no friend of mine. I only met him half an hour before we came 'in this place together. I called him my friend, of course, but he was really a stranger to me. So he was Bold Barry, was he?" "I rath e r think he was," replied Wild. "He was the man who h e ld the stagecoach up, and whom the girl in green called her husband. This is the s e cond time I have been oiled in getting him, but the next time I won't make any mistake about "Well, I hope you don't." "I won't; l m certain of it." "Well, her e's the robber's share of money-what are we going to do with it?" "Give it to me.!" said Wild. "What for?" "I will give it to him the first time I meeit him." The two miners who had been in the game nodded ap provingly. "All right, then," and Quartz handed over the money. "'I'hank you! Now, Mr. Dr. Quartz, I want to ask ou a question." "What is it?"' "Why did you pull out your revolver and lay it on the table when th e jack-pot was there?" ''Be cau s e way I've been in the habit of play ing draw poker. It simply meant that I couldn't be bluffed. "Oh! tha t was it, eh? WeU, what made your friend-I m ean Bold Barry-follow your example?" "I don't know unless he thought it a good idea." ''All right. I am s atisfied with your explanation. But let me tell you s omething! Bold Barry i s going to be a subject for the undertaker be
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YOrXG WEST AND THE GIRI1 IN GHEEN. 15 you, but I guess you'll be all right. Good-night, gen-11 "Well, I have reason to believe that he; is making a fool tlemen!" of himself, and I may be able to save him a great deal of "Good-night!" came from more than half of them. But money if I know where that letter is going." our three friends took care to back to the door when they "}..11 right, then, I reckon you kin see it. I don't s'pose went out, for they were certain that there were there it is hardly right fur me to s'how it to yer, but who would fire a shot at them if they only got the chance. stances alters cases, as they say." When they got outside they went right across the street He took the envelope out of his breast pocket and handed to the Welcome Inn, leaving a wonderful impression upon it to Wild. the minds of tho e in the Rock Bottom Hotel. "JuRt as I thought," said our hero, nodding to his part-It now being quite late,' they retired for the night, and ners. "It is addtessed to the State Bank at Denver. It it is safe to say that Young Wild,West slept just as sound means that the old fool has sent after money. The girl1in as though there had never been such persons as t'he girl in green is putting up a job to rob him,, as sure as my name green and Hold Barry, the Denver Deadshot. is Young Wild West!" The next morning they arose qui e early, and at the He spoke in such a low tone that neither the driver nor breakfast table they could not help noticing that the girl passengers heard him. in green and Jacob Little seemed to be very earnest in "Well, is it all right_. Young Wild West?" asked ZelJ talking about some matt<-'r. Blake, as the letter was handed back to him. \Vil took it that t'he girl was trying to get him to agree "Yes. You can go ahead now. I suppose you will lw to and finally when he saw the old man noel his along to-morrow at about the same time as you yes head in the affirmative, he concluded that someithing terday." was up. A col1ple of hours later when the stagecoach was ready to start for Denver, Little went out and intrusted a letter to t'he care of the driver. "There is something up, boys," he said to his compan ions. "We must. :find out what it is." CHAPTER VII. THE GIRL IN GREEN PLAYS A CARD. The stagecoach had not been gone more than five min tes when Young Wild West and his two partners rode out rom the lane at. the side of the hotel t'hey were stopping t and proceeded along the road that led to Denve'l'. Our hero had become so much interested in t'he girl in reen that he wanted to learn what she was up to. He was certain that the letter that had been given to the river by the man had been sent to oblige her, and that eing the case, it must he one of importance to her. "We must see that letter and. find to whom it is ad rel'sed," he said t.o Charlie and ,Jim. As soon as they were out of sight of Silver Plume they ut their horses forward at a sharp canter, and about hree miles out tE.ey ove}took the rumbling stagecoach. The vehicle contained but few passengers, and as they ad all seen our friends before, they werc not alarmed when hey came dashing lip alongside it. "Hey, there!" called out Wild to Zeb Blake, the driver. Stop a minute! I want to ask you a question." "Whoa!" and the four horses werei brought to a halt in uick time. "Wlmt clo yer want, Young Wild West?" "Let me see tlie address on the letter the old gentlellJlan :ve you." "What fur?" "Yes, you kin bet I'll be on time!" was the reply. "An' you kin jest bet I'll be on ther lookout fur Bold Barry, ther road agent, loo! It'll take more'n 'him alone to hold up my outfit ag'in, you kin bet!" ''That's right. Yon want to shoot him the instant he shows himself. But be sure you've got him covered before you fire, though." "I will. Goodby." "Goodby." Away rolled the stagecoach, leaving our three friends seated in the rnddle watching them. "Well, what do yon think about it?" asked Cheyenne Charlie, looking at om hero. "I think that ,Jacob Little has sent to the bank in Denver after money. I also think that the stagecoach will be held up to-morrow when it comes back, and that the money, which will be with it, will be stolen, unless some one prevents it," replied Wild. "Tlrnt is just about the size of it!" eixclaimed Jim. "Ohl but that girl in green is a cunning schemer. You would hardly believe it to look at her." "A bad woman is worse nor a dozen ba
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16 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE GIRL IN GDEEN. Little to send for money and that' she will contrive to send It was not much o! a side-saddle that was on her mount, word to the outlaw, so he can rob the stagecoach when it but that seemed to make little difference to hell". comes back to-morrow." Jacob Little appeared delighted whe!ll he saw how The three now turned and rode back to Silver Plume. queenly she looked on the back of the mustang. They knew it would be like hunting for a needle in a She talked with him a few minutes, and then he was haystack to try and locate Bold Barry. 8een to give a raiher reluctant assent and she rode off. When they rode back into town they came in on another "There s he goes!" exclaimed Wild. "Now, I will go ou trail, so if anyone was watching them they would not be aml follow her alone, boys. You stay here, and if I don' apt to know where they had been. gei. back in an hour after she does you can make up you As they rode up to the hotel they were not a little surmind that something has happe!lled to me. Then you ca prised to see the girl in green and Jacob Little talking to come and look for me. This is a great game that is bein Dick Quartz, who stood holding a mustang by the bridle. played, and I am so much intere ted in it now that I mus "Here comes Young Wild West!" cried the s cheming see it t'hrough." young woman. "He will know all about it, Mr. Little I Charlie and Jim nodded, and then they followed him ou imagine that he is a very good judge of horseflesh." to put their horses away. Dick Quartz showed signs 0 being uneasy as our friends 'Yild had noted carefully which direction the girl ha dismounted and walked to the spot. taken. "What iB that, Miss Cotton?" a s ked our 'hero. "Are you Flhe had noi. gone straight for the road to Denver, bu thinking of buying the horse?" he feli. certain that she meant to fetch up on it before sh "Well, how good you are at guessing! I am thinking of got far. owning the horse, as my esteemed friend, Mr. Little, ha s Ho rode on down among the Rhanties and tents, an offered to buy it for me. Won't you please pas s your opinwhen he thought the girl in green hail had time enoug ion of the animal? Mr. Li1tle is perfectly satisfied with the io get out npon the mountain road, he rode lei surPly i price the man a s ks for it. He thinks it might not be a safo that direction. horse for me to ride." Five minutes later he let hi s horse go at a swift g;1llo "Well, I should judge that he iR safe enough. Re looks knowing full well i.hat it would not take him long to ove1 as though he has been thoroughly broken." \akc her if had really gone that way. 'rhen Wild made ont that h e was looking the beast careBut when he had coverrcd about Jive mile s ancl there wc1 fully over, though he felt lik e telling the girl that she was no signs of her yei., Wilcl began lo i.hink that she mu. about i.hc worst scherning adventures s he had ever met. have got a lively move on. The result was that Little produced the cash from his However, he w-as well satisfied i.hat she had come th rathel' fat pocketbook and bought the horse from Quari.z. 1 way, and he \Vas anxious to overtake her. before she reach "Now, then," he said to Quartz, "if you will fetch me a i.he place w"here the holdup barl occurred. I good horse that I can ride with safety I will buy it. I used ; "Get along with you, Spitfire!" he said to his horse, an to be quite at ease in the saddle, but for the past few years 1 nuderstanding just what was wanted, the intelligent an I hav e not been at it much. Miss Cotton and I are going 1 mnl hi s speed to ride horseback w11en we go back to Denver, you know," 1 When two more mile ha s been covered our hero su he added, turning to our friends. clenly came upon a stretch of road that was pretty near "It will be a mighty pleasant trip for a couple of lovers, Rtraight for half a mile. I should think," Rpoke up Charlie, grinning broadly, Then aR he looked ahead he saw two riders about a qua 'rlie girl in green contrived to blu h very prettily and ter of a mile in advance of him. the old man loo.keel daggers at the scout, for he well knew Young Wilcl Wesi. gave a sat i s fied nod. that he was poking fun at him. One of them was the girl in green! Wild thoug'ht it best to leav e them so he led the Ile kneiw he must be cautions now if he wished to g way into the hotel, leaving their horses outside. close to them wi1.hou1. being discovered He 13ad an idea that they might use them again soon, so There was only one way io get nearer to them thong there was no need of putting them in the stable. ancl that was to ride 'rhe fact of the girl in green getting a 'horse made him 'I'hc young lady and her companion, whoever he mig think that it was quite probable that she would be hunting be, were riding a1. a pretty still' pace, so he would have up the robber before long. keep up the gait he had been riding :for the past few mi And if she did ride o[ Wild was going to follow her. uteR if he wanted to catch up with them soon. They remained where they cou ld see what was going on "I'll take my chances on their looking back," Wild m outside through a window tered. "Now, Spitfire! T,et yourseJf out!" Pretty soon they saw Cora Cotton assisted to the back of 'rhe sorrel bounded forward at a still faster speed, a the horse by bet elderly lover, and then she rode up the when the girl in green and the man who was with her street and back in a wa:y that showed she was quite used I appeared around a turn in the road our hero had gain to it. j good hundred yards on them.

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YOU"N"O WILD WEST AND TUE GIRL IN GREEN. l'l' On he sped for about three minutes. Then he knew he must be pretty .close to the couple. Wild slackened speed. Ile "f'l'Y near the place where the rnbber had es caped in the oushes, and !i_c was waiting for something to turn up. He rode on or a hundred yards further, and then, as he brought his horse down to a walk, a shrill scream rang out. "Ah!" exclaimed the boy. "What does that moon?" Again the scream sounded. It came from a point not more than a hundred feet away, and in order to get there he must ride around a sharp turn. It occurred to him thnl some Rorl of a trap had been laid for him, but notwithstanding thiR, he decided lo invest\ gate. Like a shot he rode forward and rouncll > d the sharp tum. Right ahead of him he saw the g:irl in gree n struggling in the arms of a mas1'ed mnn. Wild whipped out hiR revolvC'r and brought his horse to a halt. "Unhand thC> lady!" lrn criecl, as h<.> p;ot his weapon on a lin e with the villaiu 's henrl. "Don't shoot him, Young Wild W cs!!" cried the girl. "'I'ake him alive!" "You just let go of him and s tep out of the way," re plied our hero, "for if J
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18 YO"CXU WILD \\EST AND THE (ilRL IN GREEN. I ''Well, now that we've got him, we will take him to the1 They weire hurrying him through the now, and cave and what's to Le done with him," ob-:erved Bold in a minute more the_y went clown a : ago, you "Well, what do you think of the girl in green, Young was th er captor an'. we was ther pri:-:oncTs; how do :vou feel Wild West?" remarked Bold Barry, as he removed his mask about it now?" and took the boy by one of' hiR arm:::, while his companion "I feel just the i:;amc afl I did-that you are throwing all got on the other side '' hn't "he worth a dozen of any of e:hances of getting away from Silv e r Plume alive by holdingthe girls you have ei 'c r ?" me a prisoner," was the calm rejoinder. "She is the most heartless 11Tctch I ever saw dressed in "Well, I think you lie when you say that. Anyhow, if female wearing apparel," repliecl 'lilc1 speaking as coolly we have lo.tall chaneei-1 of gittin' away .from Silver Plume a3 though he was merely answering the question of a friend. you have lo;;l all chance8 of livin', for before another ''You think so? Well, maybe she is. But she is worth rises you will be as dead as Methusaler, an' don't make any her weight in gold to me." mistake about iO" They were now leading Wild into the bushes, and as he "That's right!" spoke up Bold Barry, who had been busy looked around he saw that it was the same place w here the tl1inking. "What i::: the best way to diflpose of him, anyrobber ha
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YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE GIRL IN GREEN. 19 "All right. What are we goin( to dig with? It would be edious work to dig the grave o.f Young Wild West with our lhdfe-blades." "Well, l we kin find somcthin' that answer for shovels. There's somt thin pieces of slate outside noor ther brook What's ther mutlcr with gitlin' a couple of ther best pieces an' diggin' ther grave now?" "All right. I s'pose the quicker it is done the better." They went outside the cave and soon returned with the pieces of thin slate Quartz had spoken of. Then, withou saying a word to their prisoner, or ap parently noticing him at all, they went at work. It was a soft spot 0 <:and t'hat they were digging in, and they made rapid headway. In fifteen minutes they had a hole three Ieet in depth dug. "That is rather tiresome work for a man of my observed .Dold Barry. "I guess I need a rest." "Qp ahead an' take it, then. I'll finish ther grave," was the reply of his companion. The villain wiped the perspiration from his brow and walked to the mouth of the cave. Then he felt about his clothes and found the wigs and beards his friend had brought him the day before. ''Dick," said he, "do you know what I'm going to do?" was the reply. "What are you goin' to do?" "I'm goin' to rig up an' take a ride over to Silver Plume." "You are?" / "Yes. Cora told me she had made Young Wild West believe that she was looking fo her brother, whose name was Richard Cotton. I am going to be her brother, and you can be the one to find me and take me to her." ''.Tove! That would be a good idea, Barry." "Of course it would, and it would be certain to work, too. Just rest yourself a bit and then shave the mustache from my face. Then I'll put on a wig, and I'll bet that Y onng Wild West's partners won't know me from a side of sole leather." "That's so, Barry." The two villains forgot all about digging the grave that The rohber had no glass to look at his reflection, so he made the water in ihe brook answer the purpose "I'll do' first rate now," he said. "Now, just wait till I get that brown wig on!" 'J'he wig was adjusted, and then Bold Barry was transformed into quite a different lookin g man. "When arc you go in' over?" asked Dick Quartz. "Hight DOI\'." "W c 'tloeUer finish Young Wild West first, hadn't we?" o. We'll leave him here tied till we come back. It will worry him to sit there and look at his grave We'll gag him so he can't make any noise, though." When our hero heard this a feeling of great relief came over him. But he never so much as moved a muscle of his face. After a liUle further talk Bold Barry came over and tied a cotton hanclkerc'hief in his mouth, after first stuffing a portion of it in. "How do you feel now, Young Wild West?" he asked mockingly. "I reckon you wouldn't know me, would you?" Wild did not try to answer, knowing well that he could not. "I think we oughter to finish him before we go," said Quartz, as they were ready to mount their horses. "No; he will be safe enough here Let him be tortured a little; it will do him good." ';All right, then. Two minutes later Young Wild West was alone in the cave. He was in a very hopeful frame of mind, too, or the digging of the grave that was to hold him had not made pleasant t'houghts pass through his mind. ''Now, if I can get out of this scrape before vi l lains come back I am much mistaken,'' he thought. CHAP'rER IX. \ WILD IS IN LUCK. \Hl to hold the body o.f Young Wild West alter they had Cheyenne Charlie was anxiously waiting for Wild to killed him-they seemed lo have forgotten that the boy come back. was there, in fact. When they saw the girl in green come riding back, her Bold Barry produced thei razor and began stropping it on horse flecked with foam. about two hour altc:r she went his boot-leg and soon declared that he had the right edge away from the mining camp, they looked at each other un-on it. easily. Then he found a bit of soap in his saddle-bags and went I had an idea that Wild would come back with ther gal," down to the running brook a few feet said the In a couple of minutes he had lathered his face, and "Yes, that was my idea of it. Probably he has not let then his companion began work. her know that he was following her, though." Quartz had never served his time as a barber, but he "Well, in that ca;;e he will he here putty soon, then. managed to remove the mustache from the face of Bold But when half an hom had ancl thcrr ware no Barry_ just the same. of the young c1ead8hot, they grew more anxious than It took him something like fi.fteen minutes to the ever. job, but he did it completely. They were juf'i thinkinfr of 1aking a ridr along thr trail

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20 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE GIRL IN GREEN. to look for him, when the girl in green came out of the house, where she had gone immediately upon coming back. Jacob Little was with her, and she was smiling sweetly at the old man she was humbugging so neatly. "Where is Young Wild West?" she asked, approaching Charlie and Jim. "He w!!nt out for a little ride around tbe camp," an swered Jim. ''Didn't you meet him while you were out?" "Why, no,'' she answered. "Which way dicl he go?'' "Over that way," said Charlie, pointing out a direction contrary to the one Wild ha,cl taken. "Why, I just came in from that way myself. It is real strange," lied the girl. "I don't see why it was that I didn't meet him." "Well, you didn't want to see him for anything paJ.'ticu lar, dicl you?" spoke up Little, who was just a trifle jealous to hear her show so much interest in the handsome young fellow. "Oh! certainly not,'' she answered, and them she smiled sweetly at him again. The girl was certainly a born actress. She was playing the part she had assumed to perfection. Bo.th Charlie and Jim had learned to be pretty good students of human nature. But of them could get anything from the actions of the girl that betokened that she knew where Wild was. When an hour had elapsed after the arrival of Cora Cot ton the two could stand it no longer. They decided to go and hunt for Wild at once. ]tittle and the girl in green were taking a walk j1\St then, so they figured on getting away before she was aware of what they were up to They hacl no faith in her, yet they could bring nothing to heT door but that s'he had twice been the me1ans of saving Bold Bany from being captured. As they turned the corner of the hotel building to go to the stable for their horses they saw two men ride up and stop in front of the Rock Bottom Hotel.. One of them was Dick Quartz and the other was a stranger. "That coyote might know something about Wild," observed Charlie, nodding to Quartz. "Yes, I have reason to believe that he is in league with the man who hold up the stagecoach," replied Jim. They waited until the two had entered the hotel, and then they went and got horses. At the of Charlie they did come out on the street by the front way, but cut across a plot of ground that was pretty well filled with trees and bushes. In this way they managed to reach the Denver trail, and once upon it they rode along on the lookout for Young Wild West. That he hacl gone to the spot where the holdup had occurred they wE're certain. They rode along, very much worried, and :finally t'hey came to the spot. They had barely come to a halt there when they hear the whinny of a horse. / "That's Spitfire, as sure as guns!" exclaimed Ohayie.. He was right, for the next instant the sorrgl%.me trot' rting up. ..,,.,.., He had heard the hoo.fbcats of their horses, and, having been wandering around until he had eaten his fill of grass, longed for companionship '"J.1hero's Spitfire, but wbere is Wild?" exclaimed Jim Dart, his face turning slightly pale "Somethin's happened to him," was the reply. "We must find him." 'I'he scout TOde up and easily caught the intelligent sorrel. "Where's your master, Spitfire?" he asked. But the animal could not speak, so there was nothing gained by the inquiry. Of course., Charlie did not suppose there would be, but he could not help asking the horse. It was a sort of relief to him to do it. "Charlie, we have got to find him, and find him quickly," observed Jim. "I reckon we have," was the response. "And I think the best thing to do is to follow t'he direction the robber took when he made his escape yesterday." "I reckon that would be ther proper thing to do." "Come on, "We can't git through there with ther horses." "Well, I'll tell you what we will do. You take the horses and go down the trail a little further and then turn in this way. I'll go on foot." "All right. I reckon that's a good idea." Jim Dart and turned the bridle-rein of his horse over to his companion. "l'hon he at once plunged the bushes, holding his revoliver ready for instant use as he did so. He very soon found a way to get through, and he made a close examination he coon discovered here and there a broken bush, which plainly indicated that someone had passed that way recently, as the breaks were quite fresh. Whe111 he had covered about fifty yards the boy came to a spot where the gr"uncl was soft and yielding 'l'hen he saw footprints. "I guess I have struck the right trail," he thought. "More than one man has passed here not very long ago. Well, I will go right ahead. Jim Dart had struck thei trail made by the two villains when they conducted our hero to the cave, sure enough. They had not taken any pains to cover their tmcks, thinking that the thick growth of bushes would conceal the way enough to fool anyone who might come prowling around in search of information. Once on the trail Jim Dart was pTetty sure to follow it to the end. He was well-tutored in woodcraft, and it was easy work for him to follow the tracks. ,.

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YOUNU WILD WlST AND TIIE GIHL 11\ GRmrn. Down the slope he went and Roon found himself in the h le gulch. their horses, laid in wait for me. Well, you can just bet I 1vill teach the girl in green a lesson for the trick she played on me." 11 ." he found plenty of tracks and the prints of horses' 1iioofa,@ 'rhe t1Hcc now looked around and found Wild's belt and weapon8 lying in a corner of the cave. Two minutes hrt:w Jim was peering into the cave where hi,.: c:hum was a prisoncr. the boy bel1eld t'he bound form of Young Wild West Jw felt like jumping out of his boots. Placing his fingers to his lipR, he blC'w a signal to let <'harli<' know which way lo come, and lhen he rushed into the cave. "Found!" he cried, and then he lore the gag from our hero's mouth and cut him loose. "Oh! I was confident that you would he along," was Wild'K reply. "But I'll admit it_ was rather a tediou wait. I Jiavr been here planty long enough to make me sick 0 it. That handkerchief did not laste very well in my mouth and it bothered me from breathing somewhat. Where's Charlie?" 'rhe dashing young Prince of the Saddle was now per fectly at 1is ease. "Ile is coming. I just whistled to him," replied Jim, as he took a look around the cave. "Who captured you, Wild?" "W<'ll, the ras cal they call Dick Quartz was the one who did the trick, just as I was going to make prisoners of Bold JJarry, the outlaw, and the girl in green." "Ah! She had a hand in it, then?" "Yes. See that hole there?" .Jim nodded. "That waR to be iuy gravr. By a lucky streak Bold Barry got it in 1 is head to disguise himself and go to Sil ver Plume before they finis'hed me." "We saw them come in just before we lefL the hotel, hen." "Bold Barry had his mustache shaved off and wore a i.!?." lie quickly took charge of them. The next thing they came across was what was left of the wigs ancl beards Dick Quartz had brought there for the use of Bold Barry. A sudden idea struck Wild when he saw them. "Why can't I disguise myself and give the villains a surprise?" he exclaimed. "I reckon you could do it if anyone could," declared Charlie. "Here's some clothes over here," said Jim. "Perhaps they may be of some use." Sure enough there was a pair of trousers and coat lying there. 'l'he girl in green had brought them over to aid her lrns-band in di guising himself, so he might come to the town again, but in his excitement at having changed his appear ance so wonderfully, the villain had forgotten all about the garments. Wild took a look at them and found that they were a little too big for bim. '"J.'hem looks as though they might have belonged to ther landlord of tl1er welcome Inn," said Charlil'. The scout did not know that he had hit the mark ex actly when he said this, for lhat was wiie re they had been taken from. Young Wild West quickly put on the coat and trousers over his hunting-suit. 'l1ben he let ,Jim bunch up his long hair and tie it so it would not come down. He put on ihe biggest wig of the lot, after first finding that it was all right, as far as cleanliness went. "Yes, neither of us recognized him. Well, Wild, that irl in green de s erve s to be sent up for life. I am satisfied hat she is one of the worst 0 her sex that ever breathed." "I am. too, Jim." "You look different already, Wild,'' said the scout, with a grin. "But jest wait till ou git these whiskers on!" When the beard had'been fastened on the boy's partners could not help laughing. _\.t this juncture Cheyenne Charlie came in sight with he horses. When he found that they were alone there 'he dis nounted and listened attentively to Wild's recital of his apture and what followed it. "We're mighty lucky to have found you!" declared the cout. "It waf' .Jim who done it, fur I would never have ot here with ther/ horses if I hadn't heard him whistle. t's a regular net-work of blind trails comin' through over here. I reckon ther villains must ride through tl1er brook o git in an' out." "Quite likely," replied Wild. "I don't know, as I was rought here hy a short cut-the way Jim came, I guess. hey did not have their horses out on the trail wl1en I was ptured; that i8, the men did not. They no doubt found t I was pursuing them, and after they had put away He looked like a prospector in hard luck, for the clothes were considerable 1.he worse for wear and the wig and beard looked rather unkempt. "Now, then, jest shove ther top of your hat up an' bend clown 1.her rim, nn' you'll do, I reckon,'' observed Charlie. This was done aud then Young Wild West went a:nd did what he had seen Bold Bany do-be looked at his reflec tion in the brook. "I guess it is all right,'' he said, with a laugh. "I will give the two villains and that girl the surprise of their life before they are many hours older." J He took a look around, and finally his eyes rested upon a jutting point of earth and rock above the mouth of the cave. "If we could loosen the dirt up there we could create a slide that would bury this place," he said. "Then when

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22 YOUNG WEST AND THE GIRL IN GREEN. Bold Barry comes back he will think I have been buried on, but give me a chance to get in town, say half an hoar alive." 1 ahead o.f you." "Well, I reckon we _kin do it," answcreu the scout, and 11 you are not going to lel us th' he was soon making h1s way upward. girl m green as her long-lost brother? aslreu Jim. Wild and Jim got well out 0 the way. I "I think we had better leave t'hai, until a little late'r, if It does not take a great deal to create a landslide in 1 do it. I have an idea it be best to leit them come places, as Charlie knew. Uunk they have got cverylhmg their own way and haul And in le::>s than ten minutes he had accompli::>hed wfrnt them to the round turn at the last." he wanted to. ''Just as you say, Wild." About twenty tons of loosened eaxth came down, com"Well, we will try it this way, then. I will go op ahead, pletcly burying the mouth of the cave. and it may be that I will have a little fun in this makeup. I am going to play the part or all I am worth." "Well, go ahead, then." Young Wild West rode off in hi::> disguise, and then his CHAP'TER X. two partner::> followed at a slower pace. It was long past noon when Wild reached Silver Pluroe1 WILD DISGUISE. and as he really wai:; hungry, l1e thought he would play the part oi a half-starved man without money, and see how "That couldn't have been done any better if we had it would work. / worked an hour to bring it about," said Young Wild West, He brought his horse to a halt in the middle of the as the dirt came down and effech1ally covered the entrance street and looked from one to another o.f the three hotels to the cave. as though he was undecided which one he should try. "I reckon I knowed jest about how to do it," retorted Just as he had about decided lo go to the welcome Inn Cheyenne Uharlie. "Now, then, if Bold Barry, as they call the door of the Rock Bottom opened and Dick Quartz came him, gits back here he'll be a little surprised." out. want to let him come back here, as I am sat"Hello there, stranger!" the villain called out. "What's isfied now that he intends to hold up the stagecoach totber trouble?" morrow when it comes along. 1 heard the girl in green tell "Lots of trouble," replied Wild, changing his voice a" him not to forget about it." well as he could. "I am in ther hardest kind of luck. I'm "I suppose it would be a good idea to let them go to the hungry an' ain't got a dollar in my pocket." end of their rope, and then haul them all to together," I "Ha, ha, ha!" laughed Quartz, as tliough it was a great spoke up Jim Dart. joke. "Then I guess you needn't bother about eomin' into "Yes, that'tl my idea. I just \rnnt to show that girl that 1 this pla.ce. We don't lake people here who ain't got no s'be can make a mistake, as well as anyone else. I shall money." never forget the look of triumph she cast at me when she I "I reckav you. must be a set of hogs, then," retorted rode away and le.t me in the power of the two villains. I Wild. She acted as crnel_ and heartless as a_ny man I meL It I "Look out how you talk, stranger, or I might take 1 hardly seems pos::>1ble that such a girl could eXJst, and she notion to pull you oil your and kick you around is not more than eighteen, if she is that." bit!" "Well, I reckon it takes all kinds of folks to make a "See here, my friend, I'm about hall-starved, hut world," said Charlie. "She's one of their kinds." reckon it don't lay in yonl' boots to kick me around any. The three now mounted their horses and followed the I've whipped more'n a hundred sich .fellers as you in m trail to the brook and entered it. lifetime, an' I'm only forly-cight now." Then it was not long before they came out upon the As he said this our hero slid off his horse rather awk frail. wardly and advanced threateningly toward Quar!Yl. Once here they came to a halt to on a plan of ac-Then the door opened and those inside the place ca tion. pouring out to see the fun. "I guess I had better take yom: horse, Charlie," said our Wild was just itching to get hold of the villain, anyhow hero. "It might be that Spitfire would give me away, as I but he did not want to do anything that would give h" he is the only sorrel I have seen at Silver Plume. There away, for all that. are plenty of bays there, you know." I Re advanced Tight up to him, and thoo, with a quic "All right," answered the scout. "We'll make ther move, dove down and caught Quartz about the ankles. change, then.'' l A quick jerk and the man landed on his head with This was soon done. thud, seeing stars as he fell. "Now, I will go on ahead and make out I am a stranger 1'hen the disg11ised boy began kicking him about wl10 has been in hard luck," observed Wild. "You follow though he was a rubber ball, and when Quartz finallv j

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YOUNG WUJD WEST AND TIIE GIRL IN GREEN. c, vered from his surprise and drew his revolver he kicked They sat down and our hero told his partners of his enit rom bis hand. counter with Dick Quartz and how he had surprised them .reckon you've got enough, you contemptible galoot!" all. W\ld. keeping up the way he had started in to speak. "Well, what's goin' to be ther next;nove?" asked Chey-"Now, I'm try this place across ther street an' see enne Charlie, after a pause. if they'll give me somthin' to eat." "We had better remain quiet, unless something turns He got on the other side before Quartz regained his feet, up, till the stagecoach comes along to-morrow," answered and with the roars of laughter th .. ;. rame from the crowd Wild. ''I want to arrange it so I can be in the outfit when of men ringing in his ears, he hitched his horse to a tree the holdup takes place, if I can." and walked in past the men who bad come out to se0 what "You n do that quite easy," remarked Jim. "We can was going on. all ride about fiffoeJJ miles to-morrow morning and meet "How i.bout it, stranger?" he said to the lantllord. "Kin the stage. 'rhen you could get inside and we could follow have something to eat without any money?" along with your horse." / "I calculate you kin," was the quick reply. "I n ever "I guess we will do it that way. You could be pretty fused a hungry pefson yet, an' I don't think I ever will. close behind and w'hcn the fun starts you could come up Iy! but you just sarved that feller right across ther street. and take a hand in it, if it was necessary." e ain't no good, anyhow, an' I'm glad that you used him This plan of action having been decided upon, Wild reike you did. You're putty supple fur a man of your age." mained preitty quiet for the balance of the day. "0! I ain't forgot how lo handle myself. It might sound At supper he sat nearly opposite the girl in green, and ik e braggin', but I ain't never yet met ther man I couldn't he smiled softly lo himself when he found bow easily he andle in a wrastlin' bout." was fooling her. Those who had seqp him handle Dick Quartz so easily But he did not talk very much, as be did not want to do ere ready lo believe that he was cl good one at the game. anything that vrnuld give him away. "You ought lo tackle Young Wild West in.A friendly Jacob Little was just as attentive as ever to the schemout," said the proprietor. "He's about ther best we've ing adventuress nnd he took great pains to wait upon her. ver seen in Silver Plume." "That ga l is a if there ever was one," said "Young Wild West, did you say?" spoke up the disCheyenne Charlie, after supper. 11i12ed boy, affecting great surprise. "Why, I know him. "That is quite true," retorted Wild. "She thinks I was 'v e tackled him nt wrestiin', an' he says that I'm ther put to death before this, but it doesn't seem to affect her nly one. what could handle him. He ain't around here, in the least. Murder would be nothing to her." he?" "I suppose she would have kept on asking abou you if "We expect him to come in almost at any timei now.'' we hadn't given it out that you must have gone to Den "Well, I wish he'd come, for I know he'll stake me with ver," observed Jim. "She thinks Charlie and I have that l ther money I Ile' s my friend, he is, an' so's his opinion, and she no doubt is laughing in her sleeve at our rds." mistaken idea." The landlotd, who was completely deceived, act,ed as As no one had taken notice of the fact that Charlie had ough he did not believe this. been mounted on Wild's horse when they came in, our But he took the supposed stranger into the kitchen and friends had things just about right. ve him a good meal. They could easily have :finished up the business that Wild was just getti11g up from the table whe
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24 YOUNG WILD WF-S'l' AND THE GIRL IN GREEN. "Then you think they are about ther same as someone asleep an' dreamin' now?" said Charlie. "Yes. They will wake up when Wild appears before them in the stagecoach." The next morning Wild carefully adjusted hi s disguise and came into the dining-room after everyone had been seated. "Momin', everybody," he sai d. "Young Wild West ain't showed up yet, eh?" and he directed 'his gaze to Char lie and Jim. "Not yet," replied the latter. "But we have an idea that he will ride over in the stagecoach It is likely that he will do this, as he may think it possible that Bold Barry will attempt to hold it up again." "That's non sense !" spoke up Jacob Little. "You don't ::;'pose that man will attempt to bother with the stagecoach very soon again, do you? Why the c hances are that he is miles away from here!" "That is what I think," said the gir l in green. "Well, he may be mile s away from here," retorted the scout, "but not a great many, I reckon." "You seem to know something about the robber?" Cora Cotton' said questioningly. "Not much," was the reply. "But I'm a sort of judge, you know. I've had dealin' s with jest such Iellers as l3old Barry, an' I know about what they do." "Well, I hope nothing happ ens to the stagecoac h this trip," said Little, looking at the girl at hi s side. "I might lose by it if it was robbed, eh, Cora?" "Yes," she an$wered. "But have no fear on that score. I don't believe is the least After breakfast Wild walked out into the bar-room and announced that he was going to start foT D enve r. "I thank you fellers fur your hospitality," he said to Charlie, Jim and the landlord. "I reckon I ll be able to pay yo11 back some time." They all assured him that if he n'ever did they would be just as well satisfied. A couple of minutes later he went out to the stab le, Jim going with him. Wiid mounted the sorrel and took a short cut so he would not be seen on the streert. Then Jim went back to the hotel and informed the land lord that he had chosen to go that way. "A curious feller, he was," observed thei landlord. "He had on a coat je st like one I used to wear, too. H e must have bought it in Denver at ther same place wherei I got mine, I reckon." CHAPTER XI. A TRULY WONDERFUL SCHEME. When Bold Barry and Dick Quartz left the Rock Bottom Hotel they rode to the outskirts of the mining camp and then came to a halt and dismounted. They were not heTe more than ten minutes when the girl in green ap1warefl. She was enveloped in the big green cloak she had wo}'' when she met her husband in the Tear of the Welcome -!,trn, but in the darkness it made her look lik e a black shtctow. "I have been waiting over an hour to see you go," said. "Is everyfhing all right?" /"':. /' 1 "As fine as silk," replied h er husb1111d. "What did you do to Young Wild West?" "Left him in the cave bound and gagged, with his grave partly dug right at ub feet." "You did not finish him, then?" "No." "Suppose he shou ld manage to c cape in some way be fore you get back?" "That is out of the question. He was tied too tightly for that. Why, h e was bound to a boulder that weighs over four hundred pounds, and he was gagged so he couldn't utter a sound. Ile will be there when we get back. What do his partners think about his absence?" "They think he has gone to Denver. He must have had idea of going theTe." "Good! Let them think that way. Now, to-morrow when we \ 1lcl up the stage coach we may have a pretty tough time oi' it. The clrivcr will be on his guard, from what happened yesterday. "Ile will until after he gets to the place where the hold up occurred. After that he will get more an' more off his guard. It must not be don13 there, you know. You mw:;t hold up the outfit not more than five miles out of town. You'll find an excellent place to do it around there." 1 "All right, Cora; it shall be : inst as you say." "But you must be very careful, Barry." "Oh! you can bet I will be careful, sweetheart." "And make sure that Young Wild West i clispo ed of as soon as you get to the cave." "We'll soon put ther finishin' touches to him," spoke up Dick Quartz. "Don't be alarmed about him. His friends will nev er see him ag'in, alive or dead'!" "Good!" "How i s the rich old fool coming on, Cora?" asked Bold arry, after a pause. "Oh! I cannot tolerate his nonsClllse much lon ger. I am so disgusted with him that I will be glad when it is over!" "Have you made up your mind how you are going to quit him?" "Not exactly. But when he finds that the money he sent for has been 8tolen on the way over he will go on oo that I will make out that I am disgusted with him-which I am, of course-and then it will be easy for me to throw him aside." "Well, you know how to do it all right. But wouldn't it be a good idea to get hold of what money he has about him and the diamond he wears in his shirt bosom?" "Oh! I expect to do that. I would be a fool to let him go before I had everything of value he has, wouldn't I?" The girl laughed coldly and Dick Quartz shrugged his shoulders. It was evident that he had a certain fear of lier.

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YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE GIRL IN GREEN. 27 --waited until a little before eleven o'clock, and then a fire and the pota.ioes were put on the coals as soon as lt-.wae. down sufficient. Then the birds were spitted the odor that filled the air in that immediate neighborhood was quite sufficient ,. to remind a person that it was getting along toward dinner time. While this was going on Young Wild West removed his disguise and rolled up the false beard and wig inside, the coat and trousers, tying the bundle behind his saddle. "I guess I am done playing the part of a stranded pros pector," he remarked. "I am going to be. Young Wild West now." Jim cooked the eatables to a turn, and when they were pronounced ready by him the three ate a hearty meal. By this time the stagecoael1 was almo s t due at that point and they got ready for it. In about ten minute s they heard the rumbling of wheels and then the outfit came in sight. \ When Zeb Blake, the driver, saw the three 'horsemen in the middle of the road waiting for him he showed signs of alarm. But as soon as he recognized them he called a cheery hello and came to a halt. "I am going to ride over to Silver Plume with you," said Wild, as he dismounted and turned the bridle-rein of his horse over to Charlie. "What's ther matter, Mr. West-anything wrong?" asked the driver. There were but three passengers in the stagecoach and they were peering out as though they thought something was wrong, especially as they had heard the driver ask the question. "No, there is nothing wrong," said Wild, speaking so all could hear him. "I want to ride over with you just to give someone a surprise. when we get to Silver Plume. There is a party over there W'ho put up a job to have me put out of the way, but I escaped, and now I want to show up rather sudden, you know." Then he got up close to the driver and added in a whis per: "Yon have got five thousand dollars in gold from the hank in Denver, which you are to deliver to Jacob Littles that right?" "Yes," answered the driver, wonderingly. '"Well, Bold Barry and the fellow known as Dick Quartz ave planned to hold you up and take it from you. That 's the reason I want to ride over with you. Now, keep Wl! There is no need of letting the passengers know nything about it. There won't be any danger, I'll guar n tee that." "All right, Mr. West. Are you goin' to ride on top or nside?" "I'll get inside. When they show up just stop the orses and throw up your hands; I'll do the resL" "I believe you will, sir, fur I seen what you done ther fay before "" "Well, go on, then. My partners will be within a stone's throw of the rig all t)ie time, and when they hear me shoot they will be upon the spot in a jiffy. Now, you under stand?" "Yes, sir." "Go, then!" Wild got into the vehicle and away went the four horses, the driver cracking the whip as though he had no more notion of meeting road agents than 'he had of seeing an elephant coming down the trail. The three passengers were all strangers on their way to the gold mines of the region that Silver Plume had sprung out o.f. They looked at Young Wild West admiringly as he took his seat among them and at once began to chat with him. Wild could always hol
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I 28 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE GIRL IN GREEN. sfagecoach to a .stop so suddenly that the I Ile. back to the halted were thrown f1om their seats. the girl m green m the grasp of Cheyenne C11arhe. "Take it easy, gentlemen!" exclaimed Young Wild West, S'he ceased her struggle:; ..to away when she saw and then he opened the door and sprang out oI the vehicle. Wild, and, looking him sqnarely in the eyes, said: Two mask'ed men stood before the hon;e" covering the ''Well, Young Wild West, I hope you are satisfied." driver with revolvers. "I am!" was i.he reply. "Drop your shooters!" cried Young Wild West, in a 'l'hen he turned to Charlie and added: ringing tone. "Drop the:m, or I will fire!" "Tie her securely and place her in the stagecoach." Bold Barry and Dick Quartz were so much surprised at 1"his was done in a very few minutes. the appearance of the boy they thought was buried in the The11 the wounded Dick Quartz was picked up and cave that they were unable to make a move for the space placed in it, after whic11 they went over and got the body of a second. of Bold Barry. Dick Quartz was the first to regain his senses. "Now, then, go ahead!" called out Young Wild With a quick move he jumped behind his companion and West. "You will be a few minuteii. late in getting into then he fired a shot at our hero. Silver Plume, but 1 gue s it has paid to lose the time." The bullet hit the door of the coach, but that was all "l ree:kon >'O, Young Wild West," waR the reply. the harm it did. Off rolled the lumbering Ychide, Wild and his partners Wild fired, and as t'he villain's shoulder was exposed riding alongside it. from behind his companion, it got the bullet. When they got into the town they found Jacob Little Down went the man, leaving Bold Barry standing there at the W e lcome Inn bewailing the fact that he had been like a statue. robbed and that the girl in green could not be found. "Do you surre :ader, or must I shoot you down like the He was a very much surprised man when he learned dog that you are?" cried Young Wild 'e t, starting towhat had happened. ward the robber and keeping him covered. But he was a glad one when his money and jewelry, to"N o! No!" screamed a voice, and then greatly to the gether with the package from i)ic Denver bank, were boy's surprise, the girl in green appeared on the scene turned over to him. She came rushing right toward him to balk him in cap"I'll never make love to another woma11 turing her husband again. live!" he declared, when the sheriff of the "Back!" he cried. "Get out of the way, you tigress! away' with the girl rn green. a s long as I county went Get out of the way, or I will shoot you as I woulcl the man "1 don't blame you retorted our hero. you are trying to save !" Diek Quartz died from the effects of the wound in his He sprang out of her way as he spoke, and t.hen Bold shoulder a11d the body was buried by the side of that of B:ury made a dash to escape, firing as he went. 13olc1 Barry in a corner of the new cemetery that had been But he had fired so quickly that he had not taken aim, especially laid out for such as they were. and the bi1llet came nearer to his wife than it did to our Young Wild West and his partners were not taken heiro. enough with the mining property at Silver Plume to make Young Wild West was bound that the villain should not any purcha e, but Jacob Little did, and they heard aft.rrescape him this time, so he ran after him. ward that he came out all right on t11e deal. "Stop!'' he cried, "or your doom is sealed!" Our friends went back to Weston a week or so later, and But Bold Barry heeded him not. they were noi long in hearing that the girl in green liad He was running up a short ascent, dodging right and been tried and l'entencecl to twenty years. left behind trees as he went. There had been enough her to send her i1p with-He had crossed the road in his flight, and consequently out that w'bich she hacl done t.o cause a Lively Time at did not have any idea where he was going, only that he was Silver Plume. bent on getting away from Young Wild West. What was his consternation, then, when he reached the top of the rise and found himself on the edge of a preci pice He halted and, like a maddened bull at bay, began :firing at Wild. Our hero was going to take no further risks. THE END. Read ''YOUNG WILD WEST'S LONG RANGE SHO'r; OH, ARIET'rA'S RIDE FOR LIFE," which will be the next number (78) of "Wild West Weekly.'' ; t He saw what ha.d to be done, and he did it. SPECIAL NOTICE: All back numbers of this weekly His revolver cracked and Bold Barry threw up his hands are always in print. If you cannot obtain them irom any and rolled down the hill toward him. newsdealer, send the price in money or postage stamps by "That's what you get or being obstinate," muttered the mail to FRANK 'I'OUREY PUBLTSRER, 24 UNION boy, as he threw out the empty s hells and put two fresh SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will receive the copies ones in their place. "Now to attend to the girl in groon." by return mail.

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WORK AND The Best "VV"eekly Publish6d. Al:.L 'l':S::E READ PBIN'l'. N"C"MEEBS ABE ALWAYS IN ONE AND YOU WILL READ THEM ALL. LA'J'.EST ISSUES: 231 Fred Fearnot's Birthday; or, A .Sig Time at New Era. at Cripple Creek or, The Masked Fiends of the 232 Fred Fearnot and the Sioux Chief; or, Searching for a Lost 'Girl. 183 Fred Fearnot Mines. 184 Fred I'earnot and the Vigilantes; or, Up Against the Man. ._ 185 Fred Fearnot in New Mexico; 01; Saved by Terry Olcott. Wrong 23< 235 Fred 'earnot's Mortal Enemy; or, The Man on the Black Horse. red Fearnot at Canyon Castle; or, Entertaining His Frij!nds. .'red Fearnot and the Comman' che ; or, Teaching a Redskin a 186 Fred Fearnot in Arkansas; or, The Qu eerest of All Adventures. 187 Fred Fearnot in Montana; or, The Dispute at Rocky Hill. 188 Fred Fearnot and the Mayor. ; or, The Trouble at Snapping Shoals. 180 Fred Fearnot's Big Hunt; or, .Camping on the River. 190 Fred Fearnot's Hard Experienee; or, Roughing it at Red Gulch. l!ll Fred Fearnot Stranded; or, How Terry Olcot;t Lost the Money. 192 Fred Fearnot in the Mountains; or, Held .at Bay by Bandits. 103 Fred Fearnot's Terrible Risk; or, Terry Olcott' s Reckless Venture. 194 Fred Fearnot's Last Card ; or, The Game that Saved His Life. 195 !;'red Fearnot and the Professor; or, The J\fan Who Knew it All. 196 Fred Fearl\ot's Big Scoop ; or, Beating a 'l.'housand Rival s. l!J7 Fred Fearnot and the Raiders; or, Fighting for His Belt. 198 Fred Fearnot's Great Risk; or, One Chance In a Thousand. 11!9 Fred Fearnot as a Sleuth; or, Running Down a Slick Villain. 200 Fred Fearnot's Deal; or, Working for a Banker. 201 Fred Fearnot in Dakota; or, 'he f,ittle Combination Ranch. 202 Fred Fearnot and the Road Agents; or, Terry Olcott's Cool Xerve. 203 Fred Fearnot and the Amazon; or, The Wild Woman of the Plains. 204 205 206 207 20.8 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 Fred Fearnot's Training School i or, How to Make a Living. Fred Fearnot and the Strang;er ; or, The Long Man who was Short. Fred Fearnot and the Old Trapper; or; Searching for a Lost Cavern. Fred Fcarnot in Colorado; or, Running a Sheep Ranch. Fred Fearnot at the Ball; or, The Girl in the Green Mask. Fred Fearnot and the Duellist; or, The Man Who Wanted to Fight. Fred Fearnot on the Stump; or, Baclring an Old Veteran. Fred Fearnot's New 'l.'roul>le; or, Up Against a Monopoly. Fred Fearnot as Marshal : or, Commanding the Peace. Fred Fearnot and "Wally" ; or, The Good Natured Bully of Badger. Fred Fearnot and the Miners; or, The Trouble At Coppertown Fred Fearnot and the "Blind Tigers" ; or, ore Ways Than One. Fred Fearnot and the H indoo; or, The Wonderful Juggler at Coppertown. Fred Fearnot Snow Bound; or, Fun with Pericles Smith. Fred Fearnot's Great Fire Fight; or, Rescuing a Prairie School. Fred Fearnot in New Orleans; Up Against the Mafia. 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 2 3 244 245 Les:on. Fcarnot Suspected; er, Trailed by a Treasury Sleuth. l'red 'earnot nd the Promoter; or, Breaking Up a Big Scheme. Fred 'earnot and "Old Grizzly" ; or, The Man Who Didn't Know. Fred Fearnot' s Rough Riders; or, Driving Out the Squatters. Fret: Fearnot and the Black Fiend ; or, Putting Down a Riot. 'red In Tennessee ; or, The Demon of the Mountains. Fre, 'earrot nd Le "Terror" ; or, Calling Down a Bad Man. Fred l!'earnot West Virginia; or, Helping the Revenue Agents. Fred Fearnot and Ills Athletes; or, A Great Charity Tour. Fred J'earnot's Strange Adventure ; or, The Queer Old Man of the M-iuntain. 246 red 'i' carnot and the League ; or, Up Against a Bad Lot. 247 Fred Scarnc. s Wonderful Race; or, Beating a Horse on Foot. 248 Fred Fearnot and the Wrestler ; or, Throwing a Great Champion. 249 Fred Fearnot and the Bankrupt; or. Ferreting Out a Fraud 250 Fred Feari10t as a Redskin ; or, Trailing a Captured Girl. 251' Fred Fearnot and the "Greenhorn"; o r, Fooled for Once in His Life. 252 Fred Feainot and the Bloodhounds; or, Tracked by Mistake. 253 Fred Fearnot's Boy Scouts; or, Hot Times in the Rockies. 254 Fred Fearnot and lhc Waif of Wall Street; or, A Smart Boy Broker. 255 Fred Fearnot's Buffalo Hunt; or, The Gamest Boy in the West. 256 Fred Fearnot and the Mill Boy ; or, A D esperate Dash for Life. 257 Fred Fearnot's Great Trotting Match ; or, Beating the Record. 258 Hidden Marksman; or, The Mystery of 259 Fred Fearnot's Boy Champion; or, Fighting for His Rights. 260 Fred Fearnot and the Money King; or, A Big Deal in Wall Street. 261 262 263 2fl4 265 266 267 268 Fred Fearnot's Gold Ilnnt; or, The Boy Trappers of Goose Lake. Fred Fearnot and the Rauch Boy; or, Lively Times with the Broncho Busters. Fred Fearnot after the Sharpers; or, Exposing a Desperate Game. Fred Fearnot and the Firebugs; or, Saving a City. Fred J?earnot in the Lumber Camps; o r Hustling in the Back woods. Fred Fearnot and the Orphan; or, The Luck of a Plucky Boy. Fred Fearnot at Forty l\Iile Creek; or, Knocking About In the West. Fred Ji'earnot and the Boy Speculator ; or, From a Dollar to a Mll!ion. 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 Fred Fearnot and the Haunted House; or, Unraveling a Great 269 on the Mississippi; or, The Blackleg's Murderous Mystery. Fre d Fearnot Plot. Fred Fearnot's Canoe Club; or. A Trip on the Mississippi. Fred Fearnot and the Errnnd Doy; or, Bound to Make Money. Fred Fearnot's Cowboy Guide: or, The Peril s of Death Valley. Fred Fearnot and the Sheep Herders; or, Trapping the Ranch 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 Fred Fearnot's Wolf Hunt; or, A Battle for Life in the Dark. Fred Fearnot and the "Greaser"; or, The Fight Ito Death with Lariats. Fred Fearnot in Mexico; or, Fighting the Revolntionists. 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