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A Texas Cow Boy by Chas. A. Siringo

A TEXAS COW BOY

OR

FIFTEEN YEARS ON THE HURRICANE DECK OF A SPANISH PONY.

TAKEN FROM REAL LIFE BY

Chas. A. Siringo.

AN OLD STOVE UP COW PUNCHER WHO HAS SPENT NEARLY A LIFE TIME ON THE GREAT WESTERN CATTLE RANGES.

GLOBE LITHOGRAPHING & PRINTING CO. CHICAGO

Illustration: REPRESENTATION OF LIFE IN A COW CAMP.

Illustration: THE AUTHOR, IN COW BOY UNIFORM.

A TEXAS COW BOY

OR,

FIFTEEN YEARS

ON THE

Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony.

TAKEN FROM REAL LIFE

BY

CHAS. A. SIRINGO,

AN OLD STOVE UP "COW PUNCHER," WHO HAS SPENT NEARLY TWENTY YEARS ON THE GREAT WESTERN CATTLE RANGES.

M. UMBDENSTOCK & CO., Publishers, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 1885.

Illustration: THE AUTHOR after he became stove-up--financially, as well as otherwise.

INDEX.

CHAPTER. PAGE.

I. My Boyhood Days 13

II. My Introduction to the late war 20

III. My First Lesson in Cow Punching 31

IV. My second experience in St. Louis 43

V. A New experience 53

VI. Adopted and sent to school 61

VII. Back at last to the Lone Star State 68

VIII. Learning to rope wild steers 75

IX. Owning my first cattle 84

X. A start up the Chisholm trail 95

XI. Buys a boat and becomes a sailor 103

XII. Back to my favorite occupation, that of a wild and woolly Cow Boy 112

XIII. Mother and I meet at last 119

XIV. On a tare in Wichita, Kansas 129

XV. A lonely trip down the Cimeron 141

XVI. My first experience roping a Buffalo 150


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