THAT NESTER KID by Robert McCaig


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This is the story of an orphaned ""nester kid"" who wins the respect of his traditional enemy the cowboy and proves ""the farmer and the rancher can be friends"". At the Rafter ranch in the wilds of Montana, Billy Davis is heckled by the other hands until he decides to quit for a job in town as stable boy. Always sticking doggedly to principle, he protects a travelling troupe of actors from a fringe group of jeering cowboys and later, more dramatically, helps capture a ring of horse thieves. On one level, this is a pungent tale of western life in the 1880s -- on another, it is the dynamic story of a quiet but resolute boy who wins the admiration of a tough western outpost and transforms a near-outlaw by his heroism.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1961
Publisher: Scribner