By David Robbins
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Melanie was bewildered by his reaction. ” Clay gazed at the window, at his reflection. He reached out as if to touch it, then drew his hand back. “No one has ever called me that before. ” Chapter 7 Over a week and a half went by. Clay Adams settled into his new job as a clerk for the Bluff City Courier. He took a room for rent in the shadow of the bluff. That it happened to be on the very outskirts of Bluff City did not strike any of his coworkers as unusual. Rooms were hard to come by. Nor did they wonder that he had wanted a place where he could also board his horse.
Stark scratched his anvil jaw. ” “No. ” Stark might have gone on asking questions but Sam Cavendish twisted in his saddle. “Quit pestering him, you pip-squeak. It’s me you have to deal with. ” “I have no doubt they would try,” Stark said, facing the mine owner. ” He stabbed a finger at the two guards. “Lose the six-shooters, too. ” He didn’t pause. ” Their revolvers landed near the rifles. Stark puffed out his chest and nodded. “Yes, sir. This worked out better than I reckoned. Not only the old coot but the gal and the dandy, besides.
He paused. “How about you? ” “I used to be but I’ve turned over a new leaf. ” Wesley Oaks asked. “I’m not the only man in town who doesn’t,” Clay evaded the query. “True. But you are one of the few who wears a shoulder rig. Don’t look so surprised. In my line of work I have to be able to spot hide-outs. My point, though, is that those others who don’t go heeled don’t have Harve Barker out to nail their hides to the wall. It won’t be him who pays you a visit. ” Now it was Clay who shrugged. ” “I saw you flip that coin,” the gambler said.
Bluff City by David Robbins