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Six bits a day, Elmer Kelton

Label
Six bits a day
Title
Six bits a day
Statement of responsibility
Elmer Kelton
Title variation
6 bits a day
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hewey Calloway and his beloved brother Walter leave the family farm in 1889 to find work in the West Texas cow country. The brothers are polar opposites. Walter pines for a sedate life as a farmer, with wife and children; Hewey is a fiddle-footed cowboy content to work at six bits--75 cents--a day on the Pecos River ranch owned by the penny-pinching C.C. Tarpley. Hewey, who "usually accepted the vagaries of life without getting his underwear in a twist", is fun-loving and whiskey-drinking. He spends every penny he earns and regularly gets into trouble with his boss--and occasionally with the law--often dragging innocent Walter along. When Walter falls in love with a boarding house girl and begins dreaming of a farmer's life, Hewey jumps at the chance to rescue him from this fate worse than death. He convinces Walter to join him on a mission for Tarpley, driving 600 head of cattle from beyond San Antonio to the Double-C ranch on the Pecos. The journey is both memorable and dangerous: a murderous outlaw is searching for Hewey; and another ruthless character is determined to sabotage the cattle drive. When the drovers reach the Pecos they find Boss Tarpley in the midst of a vicious range feud with Eli Jessup, a neighboring cowman. Hewey and his brother Walter have to get the herd safely across Jessup's land--but how?" -- [4] of cover
Member of
Summary
Cowboy Hewey Calloway travels to west Texas with his beloved brother, Walter, to find work, struggles to prevent his brother's ill-fated marriage, and drives six hundred head of cattle to a Pecos ranch in the face of dangerous challenges
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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139428
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Series statement
Calloway series
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
Label
Six bits a day, Elmer Kelton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book"
  • Originally published: 2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19887185
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780765348463
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780765348463
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62177907
  • (Sirsi) o62177907
Label
Six bits a day, Elmer Kelton
Publication
Note
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book"
  • Originally published: 2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19887185
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780765348463
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780765348463
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62177907
  • (Sirsi) o62177907

Library Locations

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      128 S. 3rd St., Decatur, IN, 46733, US
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