HELL AMONG THE YEARLINGS by Edmund Randolph

HELL AMONG THE YEARLINGS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A tenderfoot getting hardened, this is the story of the author's life in Wyoming Montana in the '20's when, having lost his heart to the country, he decides to buckle down and go to work. Meeting up with Tom Bryan, son of wealth and pretty much a black sheep, he lands at the Whites' rundown spread and, after several casts, settles for partnership with Al. A buying expedition in a blizzard, the spring roundup, the building of a house when he claims a homestead and the acquisition of Fred, who takes on the job of watchdog and minister of finance, put Randolph in business; he meets a wolfer but doesn't learn his secrets of trapping; he hears the stories of the local people and gets involved in Bryan's escapades; the herd is taken to Omaha and sold, and eventually, the partnership is dissolved. A flamboyance which gives way to buoyancy and a recall of youthful zest and admitted ignorance make this a personal history filled with colorful characters and incidents. Breezy.

Publisher: Norton