THE LEGEND OF BILLY BLUESAGE by Joureed Lauritzen
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THE LEGEND OF BILLY BLUESAGE

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Alone in the no-man's land separating Spaniards from Indians of Spanish descent but of Indian environment, belonging to no people really, the legendary character of Billy Bluesage fires the imagination and courage of the Spanish wagon trains travelling the treacherous Santa Fe Trail. Young Ciro's dream is fulfilled when he befriends the flesh and blood Silly and finds his bravery and manliness contagious. Mistakenly the Spaniards take him captive, but escapes in time to perform his destined task of warning the innocents of the brutal impending attack of Walkara, chief of the Utes, and in spine-tingling fury preventing the traditional slaughter. The reader is drawn deeply into the dramatic prose as the scenes shift, the tension builds and the remarkable substance affect us with that rare intensity that makes a character or a book memorable.

Pub Date: July 19th, 1961
Publisher: Little, Brown