Hanging helpless to his saddle horn, Tom saw Joe tearing past, in the middle of the crowd, and disappearing toward the hotel.
"Tie it tight to the saddle horn, Joyce—with a double knot," she ordered.
She breathed deep, reached up and caught the saddle horn, put her foot in the stirrup and let him lift her beside him.
The other end she tied securely to the saddle horn of her friend.
She drew her father's big revolver from its holster, steadied it across the saddle horn, and pointed it at the bearded man.
Cautiously the rope was coiled and made fast to the saddle horn.
The war-like note was further enhanced by the fact that across his saddle horn the new arrival carried a Remington rifle.
A small canteen, which may be hung upon the saddle horn, should also be provided.
The little maid sat up straight on the saddle horn and looked about her as if to get her bearings.
Bud unbuckled his gun and hung the belt on his saddle horn, and dismounted.