By Chris Enss
From Calamity Jane’s relentless pursuit of untamed invoice Hickok to Emma Walters, who gave all of it up for the speeding Bat Masterson—and discovered to remorse it, those romantic tales from the previous West are nonetheless generic and interesting to readers this day. Meet Agnes Lake Hickok, the intrepid spouse of untamed invoice Hickok and find out about the final love letter he despatched sooner than being dealt the lifeless man’s hand. study the tale in the back of the fascinating performer Lotta Crabtree’s heartaches. And observe the story of the rushing package Carson and his appealing bride. This assortment positive factors the teachings discovered by means of and from the antics of the ladies who formed the West.
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He said he was not going to let Daddy hit him again. He meant it, baby. He won’t be coming home. I bought him some food and gave him some money, but I don’t know what’s going to happen to him now. A young boy like that shouldn’t have to live on the street. He’s too innocent, and he’s scared. ” She sobbed, and I held her close. I didn’t know what else to do. “He’ll come home, Mother. Just you wait and see,” I said with all the hope I could muster. I guess I didn’t really believe he was coming home either, but I was still young enough to believe in miracles, so I waited for my brother’s appearance.
I’m not questioning that,” Mother answered. “I’m not trying to take your place, but I am their stepmother, and I like to see smiles on their faces from time to time. They work so hard, all the time, and they rarely ask for anything. This is simply a gift from their daddy and me to them. Won’t you let them keep the socks and ribbons? What would it hurt, Mrs. ” “Willie, I knows what gals is thinking about when they git the age of these gals, ’specially the two oldest ones. They done already come into womanhood, an’ you know what kin happen to them.
Then she gave me a brief hug and walked with the secretary and me to my first classroom, where I was introduced to my first teacher. Except for Mother, of course. Mrs. Martin was a kind, mild-mannered teacher. Her wavy, graying hair and her short fat legs gave her a sweet, motherly appearance. She would walk to and fro with one hand on her hip and the other one waving a wooden pointer at some alphabet, picture, number, or something tacked or written on the boards. “Helen Harris, go to the board and spell cat,” she’d say, waiting to see if I was ready for the challenge.