Chapter 6 Summary

Just as summer fades, so does the spirit of friendship in the valley. Fletcher is back and needs more room for his cattle so he can fulfill his new contracts. Though he promises to pay the homesteaders a good price, the ranchers know they would be cheated and have no intention of leaving.

There is no law enforcement anywhere near, and it has never been necessary. The town began with a few miners and is now little more than a roadside settlement Grafton’s building is the biggest in town. It is half general store and half saloon, with several rooms for living quarters in the back. There are several rooms upstairs for an occasional boarder, as well. Grafton is the postmaster and serves as a kind of magistrate when...

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