By the time they had come to the spot where the sheepman said 319 he had met Kate gray streaks were already lightening the sky.
“I never said we was going to sheep you out,” 164 retorted the sheepman sullenly.
He leaned over and looked the sheepman in the eye but Thomas met his glance with a sardonic smile.
“All right,” said the sheepman, suddenly thawing out at the good news.
The sheepman began to raise his head and to plan certain things for himself in turn.
The fighting blood of the sheepman sided in as quickly with his dog.
The pale face of the boy turned from the sheepman to his father.
In the meantime the logic of circumstances was driving the sheepman into a corner.
It would be a strange irony of fate if Buck Weaver should fall in love with a sheepman's daughter.
How far he might feel this justified him in ignoring it the sheepman did not know.