Chapter 13 of 'The Drifter'
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The story of a boy who spends his younger days living
in a rundown shack beside a railroad. The lonesome sound
of the outward bound, gives the boy a restless itch to
go west. He's thirteen when his Ma dies, and the yearning
to follow the restless wind grows until there comes a day he
can no longer deny his need to roam. There is some sex in
this story, as the boy begins learning how to be a man.
In the upcoming chapters, you will see mentioned a few of
the first places where a 'Riding Contest' was held in the 'West'
They weren't called 'Rodeos' until later, but the 'contests' were
held so the Cowboys and Wranglers from surrounding ranches,
could compete to see who was the best.