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Set in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, the tales are a loosely tied string of outdated timer's yarns with a continual forged of enticing characters, whom Kiskaddon avoids lowering to cowboy stereotypes. They contain, as Siems describes them, "Kiskaddon himself because the personality Shorty. As a typical waddy with a small man's feistiness and a tender man's mischief, Shorty encounters the depraved international with a succession of partners: invoice, high-headed and a little bit an outlaw; Rildy Briggs, untamable and unstoppable younger cowgirl; and Ike, an old style dandy and 'a very lucky person.' roughly within the historical past is the Boss-actually a sequence of Bosses-generally affectionately revered so long as he continues to be democratic in his dealings with the waddies. Buffoonery is equipped via a succession of pompous characters, from townspeople who glance down their noses on wild, unwashed waddies to professors from the East who've learn books on how ranches will be run."

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