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By Lin Sutherland. Illustration by John Bardwell.

A cowboy rode into town and stopped at a saloon for a drink

Unfortunately, the locals always had a habit of picking on strangers, which he was. When he finished his drink, he found his horse had been stolen.

He goes back into the bar, flips his gun into the air, catches it above his head without even looking and fires a shot into the ceiling.

“Which one of you sorry sidewinders stole my hoss?” he yelled menacingly.
No one answered.

“Alright, I’m gonna have another beer, and if my hoss ain’t back outside by the time I finish, I’m gonna do what I done in Texas! And I don’t like to have to do what I done in Texas!”

Some of the locals shifted restlessly.

He has another beer, walks outside, and his horse is back! He saddles up and starts to ride out of town.

The bartender rushes out of the bar and asks, “Say, pardner, before you go...we all want to know...what was it you done in Texas?”

The cowboy turned back and said, “I had to walk home....”

Lin Sutherland lives on her family horse ranch on Onion Creek, Texas

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