The Whoop-Up Trail;
Little, Brown & Company: 1933.


        Young Chip Bennett was only eighteen when he started North from Colorado leading his small string of horses. His father and mother were dead, and his mother’s last words had been of his only brother, Wane. “Go North and find Wane,” she had said, “and stick to him.” Weeks later, thin and hard and weary, Chip hitched his string one night in the dusty town of Cow Island on the Missouri. He had reason to believe that Wane was working on some ranch nearby.

        Before that night was over, young Chip had enough adventures to last a grown man a lifetime. First he was accused of stealing his own horses and, when he protested, he was beaten, his revolver taken away, and he was locked up in a filthy old potato cellar. Then he was rescued. Then he decided that he was in love. Then he discovered that his brother had probably been murdered. And before morning came, he was working for Jim Whitmore and the Flying U with a burning resolve in his heart.

        That is only the beginning of one of the fastest-moving dramas of the old West which this famous author has ever written. You’ll sit spellbound til the last shot is fired.