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RAIN had not fallen for some sixty days, and for some sixty more there was no necessity that it should fall. It is spells of weather like this that set the Western editor writing praise and prophecy of the boundless fertility of the soil-- when irrigated, and of what an Eden it can be made--with irrigation; but the spells annoy the people who are trying to raise the Eden. We always told the transient Eastern visitor, when he arrived at Cheyenne and criticised the desert, that anything would grow here--with irrigation; and sometimes he replied, unsympathetically, that anything could fly--with wings. Then we would lead such a man out and show him six, eight, ten square miles of green crops; and he, if he was thoroughly nasty, would mention that Wyoming contained ninety-five thousand square miles, all waiting for irrigation and Eden. One of these Eastern supercivilized hostiles from New York was breakfasting with the Governor and me at the Cheyenne Club, and we were explaining to him the glorious future, the coming empire, of the Western country. Now the Governor was

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  • I - "VARIETY, YOU BET!" 1
  • II - HOW LIN WENT EAST 17
  • III - HOME TO THE SAGE-BRUSH 28
  • IV - THE NEW GIRL 42
  • V - THE WINNING OF THE BISCUIT-SHOOTER 62
  • Vl - HONEY-MOON LIN 81
  • VII - "YOU SAGE-BRUSH BIGAMIST!" 93
  • VIII - IN SEARCH OF CHRISTMAS 114
  • IX - SANTA-CLAUS LIN 131
  • X - YOUNG RESPONSIBILITY 145
  • XI - THE TRUE GIRL 161
  • XII - CONCERNING AN EMPTY 178
  • XIII - BROTHER NATE 195
  • XIV - SEPAR'S VIGILANTE 208
  • XV - "NEIGHBOR" 226
  • XVI - RESPONSIBILITY TALKS 236
  • XVII - RE-ENTER THE NEW GIRL 248
  • XVIII - "AMBROSIER. HONEY-DOO." 266
  • XIX - DESTINY AT DRYBONE 277
  • XX - "NEIGHBOR" AGAIN 301
  • IN THE AFTER-DAYS 304
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