The Call of the Canyon Author:Zane Grey Glenn Kilbourne had been born and bred in the city. Its bright lights and fast ways were the only life he knew. But the call of the West proved irresistible. — Glenn soon found that the hard country - and even harder men - of Arizona would test all his manhood. And he battled mightily to pass that test. — But one day a certain lady acquaintance... more » from back East showed up, threatening his hard-won gains. Glenn knew one thing - he now had the biggest fight of his life on his hands!
Duel of Fists:
"Say, Ruff," Glenn said in a hard tone, "Charley ad Ben tell me they heard you speak disrespectfully to Miss Burch last night."
"I'm not carin' much for what them herders say," replied Ruff.
"Do you deny it?" demanded Glenn.
"I ain't denyin' nothin', Kilbourne," growled Ruff. "I might argue against me bein' disrespectful. That's a matter of opinion."
"You'll apologize for speaking to Miss Burch, or I'll beat you p and have Hutter fire you."
"Wal, Kilbourne, I never eat my words," replied Ruff.
Glenn knocked him flat with a resounding crack. Someone yelled, "Look out, Glenn. He packs a gun!"
Ruff got to his feet furiously. He threw several punches, but couldn't reach Glenn's face. Glenn batted Ruff's face over and over again. Ruff was bloody and cursing vigorously. Glenn beat him against the fence.