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Author Kiskaddon, Bruce, 1878-1950.

Title Shorty's yarns : western stories and poems of Bruce Kiskaddon / illustrations by Katherine Field ; edited and with an introduction by Bill Siems.

Publication Info. Logan : Utah State University Press, [2004]


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Description 1 online resource (171 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-171).
Contents chapter 1. Autobiography -- chapter 2. Startin' out: Rough hands -- Hair cuttin' -- Wild dogs -- Wolves, Reptiles -- Old time country school days -- The traveling school master -- It was a draw! -- chapter 3. Introducing Bill: Concernin' Bill -- Bill's Injun trouble -- Bill meets a funeral -- Bill doctors the Chimleys -- City folks go bear huntin' -- Bill plays ghost -- chapter 4. Bill and Rildy Briggs: Bill's joke goes wrong -- Bill has luck -- Bill goes to Turkey Creek dance -- Bill takes the mules to preachin' -- The preacher loses his team -- Bill leaves for the high country -- Shorty is Bill's secretary -- chapter 5. Bill says goodbye: Bill turns pugilist -- Bill does a fan dance -- Bill buys some medicine -- Bill visits a married friend -- The Rock Creek dance -- Bill and the medicine man get quarantined -- Bill adjusts matrimonial affairs -- Bill has trouble -- Bill says goodbye -- chapter 6. Shorty and the professors: Introducing the professor -- Rildy brings the portfolio -- The second perfessor arrives -- Zeb loses a trick -- Rildy and Zeb have a date -- Shorty rescues the second perfessor -- The perfessor buys a horse ... an a dog -- Eph and the perfessor says goodbye -- Shorty turns diplomat -- Shorty's boss buys a mule team -- chapter 7. Shorty goes home: Shorty goes home for Armistice Day -- Shorty finishes his visit -- chapter 8. Introducing Ike: Shorty meets some Missourians -- Shorty meets a fool for luck -- Shorty hears Ike analyse words -- The boss buys a mare -- He was after a road runner -- Shorty and Ike meet the boss's nephews -- chapter 9. Rustlers and romance: Shorty corrects a mistake -- The fortune teller sends Ike fishing -- Ike has trouble with his hat -- Ike meets a romance -- Cap'n Beasley goes in for cattle -- Stockings and watches -- chapter 10. Hell among the yearlin's: Ricky comes and goes -- Cap takes to mules -- Squint comes and goes -- Cap and Morton each tell one -- Stickin' to one idee -- Hell among the yearlin's -- Ike gets a new job -- chapter 11. Shorty's boss buys purebred bulls -- Bruce Kiskaddon visits old friends in Arizona -- Afterword for the city dweller: The old night hawk.
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Summary The short stories of Bruce Kiskaddon, one of the most famous cowboy poets of the American 20th century. Compiled and introduced by Bill Siems in this new collection, to which he has added a selection of Kiskaddon's poems and the original drawings that accompanied them, by Katherine Field, a fine, underappreciated western artist.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject West (U.S.) -- Literary collections.
Ranch life -- Literary collections.
Cowboys -- Literary collections.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
FICTION -- General.
Cowboys. (OCoLC)fst00881986
Ranch life. (OCoLC)fst01089735
United States, West. (OCoLC)fst01243255
Genre/Form Literary collections. (OCoLC)fst01423811
Added Author Field, Katherine, 1908-
Siems, Bill, 1945-
Other Form: Print version: Kiskaddon, Bruce, 1878-1950. Shorty's yarns. Logan : Utah State University Press, ©2004 087421579X 0874215803 (DLC) 2004001967 (OCoLC)54279989
ISBN 0874215293 (electronic bk.)
9780874215298 (electronic bk.)
087421579X (acid-free paper)
0874215803 (paperback;) (acid-free paper)
9780874215793 (acid-free paper)
9780874215809 (paperback;) (acid-free paper)
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