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AMERICAN BIGHORN SHEEP

roping, throwing, and branding the wild and vigorous range calves-in a corral, if one was handy; otherwise, in a ring of horsemen. Soon after nightfall we lay down-in a log hut or tent, if at a camp ; under the open sky, if with the round-up wagon.
After ten days or so of such work, in which every man had to do his full share-for laggards and idlers, no matter who, get no mercy in the real and healthy democracy of the round-up-I would go back to the ranch to turn to my books with added zest for a fortnight. Yet even during these weeks at the ranch there was some outdoor work; for I was breaking two or three colts. I took my time, breaking them gradually and gently-not, after the usual cowboy fashion, in a hurry, by sheer main strength and rough riding, with the attendant danger to the limbs of the man and very probable ruin to the manners of the horse. We rose early; each morning I stood on the low-roofed veranda, looking out, under the line of murmuring, glossy-leaved cottonwoods, across the shallow river, to see the sun flame above the line of bluffs opposite. In the evening I strolled off for an hour or two's walk, rifle in hand. The roomy, homelike ranchhouse, with its log walls, shingled roof, and big chimneys and fireplaces, stands in a glade, in the midst of the thick forest, which covers half the bottom; behind rises, bare and steep, the wall of peaks, ridges, and tablelands.
During the summer in question I once or twice shot a whitetail buck right on this large bottom; once. or twice I killed a blacktail in the hills behind, not a mile from the ranch-house. Several times I killed and brought in prongbucks, rising before dawn, and riding off on a good horse for an all-day's hunt in the rolling prairie country, twelve or fifteen miles away. Occasionally I took the wagon and one of the men, driving to some good hunting-ground and

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