When The Hunted Becomes The Hunter eBook #16
By Raymond Cook
© 2014 (All Rights Reserved)
Word Count: 69,000 words
About This Book
When The Hunted Become The Hunter © 2014 by Raymond Cook is a 208 page story about people living in and around the small mining town of Marble, Colorado. The town was formed in 1881 and by 1899 the town had grown to over 400 people half of whom worked at The Yule Quarry just outside of town. But with more and more covered wagons of families arriving to stake their claim to 160 acres of land there came risks. Freezing to death in the winter was just one risk they faced.
There was also the risk of cholera, smallpox, attacks by scattered bands of Shoshone Indians who hated the white man deeply, murders by horse thieves or cattle rustlers as well as the unstoppable grizzly bear. Wolves howled under the light of the full moon and prowled ranches at night, hoping for a quick meal out of a goat or chicken. But neither put fear in the hearts of a husband or wife more than seeing cougar tracks in the dirt near the outhouse.
This seven foot long predator was quiet as a mouse and rarely seen. Come nightfall everyone headed for the outhouse together under the protection of a Winchester rifle in one hand and an oil lamp in the other. As more and more ranchers built their cabins in the middle of cougar country, sightings occurred more frequently. As hard as groups of men rode through the mountains and valleys looking for the large cat, it was as elusive as a ghost.
This book chronicles the life and times of families struggling to survive in the Colorado Territory facing untold dangers. After a cougar hurts its rear hip trying to bring down a deer it finds it can’t hunt prey anymore. It’s only chance to survive now is to hunt men, women and children. Take a trip back in time with me and relive the trials and challenges face early pioneers.
When The Hunted Becomes The Hunter is my newest action-packed western frontier eBook. I’ve made this comment section so I can share with visitors to my website what readers feel about this particular eBook. To share your comments too, just go back up to the top of the page and click on the Contact Me tab.
Samuel M. from Galt, California October 13, 2015
When my family and I lived in Butte, Montana in the early 1960’s, we five children had to walk a mile down a dirt road to meet the school bus at the black top road. I still remember as we watched a pair of young cougars on at least five occasions parallel follow us a good 150 yards away through the woods. All we could have done at our age to defend us had they attacked was throw rocks and sticks at them. I loved this book.
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