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The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde

THE HONORABLE SENATOR SAGE-BRUSH

[Illustration: "He's taken our retainer!" snapped the vice-president]

THE HONORABLE SENATOR SAGE-BRUSH

BY

FRANCIS LYNDE

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS NEW YORK : : : : : 1913

COPYRIGHT, 1913, BY

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

* * * * *

Published September, 1913

[Illustration]

TO MR. GEORGE ADY

My Regius Professor in the School of Western Railroading, and himself a keen observer, _in situ_, of the conditions which I have herein sought to portray, this book is most affectionately inscribed.

THE AUTHOR.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. BECAUSE PATRICIA SAID "NO" 3

II. THE BOSS 26

III. A FALSE GALLOP OF MEMORIES 40

IV. THE HIGHBINDERS 56

V. AT WARTRACE HALL 69

VI. ON THE WING OF OCCASIONS 86

VII. A BATTLE ROYAL 96

VIII. THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT 110

IX. THE RANK AND FILE 121

X. IN THE HERBARIUM 138

XI. THE GREAT GAME 148

XII. A WELL-SPRING IN THE DESERT 165

XIII. THE LIEGEMAN 178

XIV. BARRIERS INVISIBLE 193

XV. SWORD-PLAY 203

XVI. THE SAFE-BLOWER 213

XVII. ON THE KNEES OF THE HIGH GODS 230

XVIII. THE CHASM 241

XIX. A COG IN THE WHEEL 256

XX. A STONE FOR BREAD 264

XXI. THE UNDER-DOG 280

XXII. THE ICONOCLAST 293

XXIII. A CRY IN THE NIGHT 302

XXIV. FIELD HEADQUARTERS 320

XXV. BLOOD AND IRON 327

XXVI. APPLES OF GOLD 343

XXVII. IN WHICH PATRICIA DRIVES 356

XXVIII. THE GOSSIPING WIRES 367

XXIX. AT SHONOHO INN 379

XXX. THE RECKONING 390


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