Sunday, August 22, 2010

Captain Bill McDonald Texas ranger

Captain Bill McDonald Texas rangerTitle: Captain Bill McDonald, Texas ranger: a story of frontier reform. Publisher: J. J. Little & Ives Co., 1909. Original from: the University of California. Digitized: Jun 4, 2007. Length: 448 pages.

Captain Bill Mcdonald is a name that in Texas and the districts lying adjacent thereto makes the pulse of a good citizen, and the feet of an outlaw, move quicker. Its owner is a man of fifty-six, drawn out long and lean like a buckskin thong, with the endurance and constitution of the same.
In repose, Captain Bill is mild of manner; his speech is a gentle vernacular, his eyes are like the summer sky. I have never seen him in action, but I am told that then his voice becomes sharp and imperative, that his eyes turn into points of gray which pierce the offender through.

Two other features bespeak this man's character and career: his ears and his nose—the former, alert and extended—the ears of the wild creature, the hunter; the latter of that stately Roman architecture which goes with conquest, because it signifies courage, resolution and the peerless gift of command.

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