Well, I found a Wanted Poster for that sneaky, good-for-nothing swindler, my brother-in-law, Troy Swanson. My sister Kate told us he'd been robbing stagecoaches, but to see that there's a reward (probably put up by the Wells Fargo Company) of $1,000 makes me almost wish he hadn't gotten away. No wonder he was in a hurry to skedaddle and leave the kids and me up by the creek.
I tell you what! That was the rainiest, coldest, most miserable night I have ever spent on my own ranch. Brrrr . . .