Assassination 8

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Assassination 8 - traded aad even married in the utmost good...
traded aad even married in the utmost good fellowship one witlf . the other. Bat when that game of poker-was poker-was poker-was played. In April. 1882, the atake waa the peace of the mountains mountains and the stake was lost. It wss two young scions of the rival fam ilies that played the game, Robert ft. Lee Turner and "Wicks" Howard. Usually "Wicks' was a winner at the game, and had been accustomed te reap a handsome profit from youagTcrner. whose father, the portly, good-natured good-natured good-natured Judge of the county, was welt sble te meet his son's losses. But on this occasion luck, or whatever It is that rules the destinies of th poker player, was on the Turner side, and "Wicks" csme out a heavy loser. Weald Het Pay Leasee. Th Howard finances, however, were never overstrong. and. to add to the trouble, "Wicks' had a reputation for being the county bully that would have been decidedly tarnished bad he tamely made good his loss. Ancient Pistol's vaunt. "Base is the slave that pays," expresed th sentiments of this yonng mountaineer, and when Turner moved for a settling up of the Bight's winnings tbwre was denial mixed with profanity too lurid to reproduce. "I don't owe you nothing, you pleface," quoth "Wicks." , "Yes, yer do," swore young Turner. "Come, pay up. or I'll" "Oh, go home ter yo mother," sneered the bully. , "Yo' kain't git nothing fum me, 'till yer've growed some." This time Turner answered nothing, but before Howard had done speaking he wss aware ot the yawning muxxle of an ugly looking "gun" held within two feet of his head

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 10 May 1903, Sun,
  3. Page 32

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