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#old man re #man re his haunts and wanting to puke He s angry and helpless But he s comforted by stories of how South Texas used to be Back when it was violent and stupid My prejudices are Allen s prejudices and I have never se. Along the Tex Mex Railroad as it nears the end of its course from Corpus Christi to Laredo lies a hard deserted country Thirty years ago there were reat ranches here randees and senoritas and Chihuahua cattle herded by the finest Spanish ponies It was a country like Spain like a painting by Remington This country John Houghton Allen Knew As A Allen knew as a He writes with nostalgia of what it once was and what it has come to be Years ago it was a cruel brutal land and the heat of it the violence
John Houghton Allen Ü 0 SummaryThe stories themselves are entertaining John Houghton Allen s account of rowing up in Jim Hogg County Texas among the vaueros in the 1920s and 30s has always had a reat appeal to me Its poetic almost surreal style and content never cease to captivate me even though I ve Owed Maximilian in Mexico; of Fierro the Little Blood Pancho Villa’s inhuman right hand and his raids of terror across the border; of being held for ransom with perfect old world courtesy in a house where pleasing ladies
#were to be #to be for a few pesos Old legends and the sound of Spanish music run through the book Old memories are mingled with a feeling of run through the book Old memories are mingled with a feeling of for this desolate country John Houghton Allen is the kind of original and startling discovery that comes rarely these day. En them so well spelled out The novel is pulpy at times and dreamy It never lets up and is beautifully written Salute The title is a little misleading as the stories in this work are about the region of Texas bordering the Rio Grande River from Laredo to the Gulf of Mexico. F it and the color of its raw life sank into John Allen’s soul He writes of the sweat soaked days roping cattle of drunken nights in town of senoritas and vaueros of He writes of the sweat soaked days roping cattle of drunken nights in town of senoritas and
Vaueros Of Last Days Ofof last days of US Cavalry post – forgotten and
USELESS IN THIS LOST REGION –in this lost region – the bull ring at Nuevo Laredo of strong drink blood and sudden death He writes too of his reat uncle Beverly duelist and adventurer a soldier of fortune in Trelawney tradition who alloped on impossible attacks in the Civil War and foll. .
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