That Girl Montana

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER V. AT SINNA FERRY. "It has been young wolves, an' bears, an' other vicioum pets—every formed thing, but snakes or redskins, and at last it's that!" "Tush, tush, captain! Now, it's not so bad. Why, I declare, now, I was kind of pleased when I got sight of her. She's white, anyway, and she's right smart." "Smart!" The captain sniffed, dubiously. "We'll get a chance to see about that later on, Mrs. Huzzard. But it's like your—hem! tender heart to have a good word for all comers, and this is only another proof of it." "Pshaw! Now, you're making game, I guess. That's what you're up to, captain," and Mrs. Huzzard attempted a chaste blush and smile, and succeeded in a smirk. "I'm sure, now, that to hem a few neckties an' sich like for you is no good reason for thinking I'm doing the same for every one that comes around. No, indeed; my heart ain't so tender as all that." The captain, from under his sandy brows, looked with a certain air of satisfaction at the well rounded personality of Mrs. Huzzard. His vanity was gently pleased—' she was a fine woman! "Well, I mightn't like it so well myself if I thought you'd do as much for any man," he acknowledged. "There's too many men at the Ferry who ain't fit even to eat one of the pies you make." Mrs. Huzzard was fluting the edge bf a pie at that moment, and looked across the table at the captain, with arch meaning. "Maybe so; but there's a right smart lot of fine-looking fellows among them, too; there's no getting around that." The unintelligible mutter of disdain that greeted her words seemed to bring a certain comfort to her widowed heart, for she smiled brightly and flipped the completed pie aside, with an airy grace. "Now—now, Captain Leek, you can't be expecting common grubbers of men to have all th...
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