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He stopped, embarrassed, and Morgan said, `` I understand that, but I don't savvy why you'd go off and leave your jobs in the first place ''.
It looked as Gavin had first seen it years ago, on those nights when he slept alone by his campfire and waked suddenly to the hoot of an owl or the rustle of a blade of grass in the moon's wind -- a savage land, untenanted and brooding, too strong to be broken by the will of men.
The wan light spread over the ground and the valley revealed in the first glimmer the contours of trees and fences and palely shadowed gullies.
He dropped a man with the first bullet.
Gray Eyes attacked our camp just as the first pink threads stitched together the hills and the sky.
I'll shoot the first man who doesn't ''.
At first they were only feathers and dark indistinguishable faces and bodies, hunched over their horses' heads.
At first I thought he had missed.
But her prettiness was what he had noticed first, and all the other things had come afterward: cruelty, meanness, self-will.
There was an artificial lake just out of sight in the first stand of trees, fed by a half dozen springs that popped out of the ground above the hillside orchard.
The first part of the road was steep, but it leveled off after the second bend and curled gradually into the valley.
It took them an hour before they came to the first houses of Kelseyville.
No one was behind it, but in the rear wall of the office I noticed, for the first time, a door which had been left partially open.
For his first five years in prison, they had shared a cell.
The herd was watered and then thrown onto a broad grass flat which was to be the first night's bedground.
Two of the new hands, a Mexican named Jose Amado and a kid known only as Laredo, were picked for the first trick of riding night herd.
For men who had left cattle alone after getting their first notices had received no second.
He had received both first and second anonymous notices, and each time he had accused his neighbors of writing them.
Once again, Tom Horn was the first and most likely suspect, and he was brought in for questioning immediately.
After the first two murders, the warning notes were rarely ignored.
When Fred Powell's brother-in-law, Charlie Keane, moved into the dead man's home, the anonymous letter writer took no chances on Charlie taking up where Fred had left off and wasted no time on a first notice:
When his head came down, Curt grabbed him by the hair and catapulted him head first into the wall.
At first Matilda could not believe her own eyes.
For Matilda, it was the first she had known in many a night.
Even the knowledge that she was losing another boy, as a mother always does when a marriage is made, did not prevent her from having the first carefree, dreamless sleep that she had known since they dropped down the canyon and into Bear Valley, way, way back there when they were crossing those other mountains.

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