Last Post, I asked how well could a man write through the eyes of a woman anyway?
Louis L'Amour did a fine job.
In fact, you can buy the audible book for just $4.99! How cool is that?
The wit and wisdom of Echo:
"Judging by the size of his stomach, he was a very important man."
–Echo Sackett in Ride the River, Ch 4
“How many are there? Of the Sacketts, I mean?" the bully asked.
“Nobody rightly knows, but even one Sackett is quite a few,” I said, pulling back the hammer of the pistol in my purse.
–Echo Sackett in Ride the River, Ch 19
"Who the devil are you?"
"Not the devil, Mr. Sardust, but like him, I can open the gates to hell. I'm Echo Sackett. You ready to go?"
It is 1840
Sixteen-year-old Echo Sackett had never been far from her Tennessee home —
until she made the long trek to Philadelphia to collect an inheritance.
Echo could take care of herself as well as any Sackett man, but James White, a sharp city lawyer,
figured that cheating the money from the young country girl would be like taking candy from a baby.
If he couldn't hoodwink Echo out of the cash, he'd just steal it from her outright. And if she put up a fight?
There were plenty of accidents that could happen to a country girl on her first trip to the big city
or on the journey back to her home miles away in the wilderness.
But never bet against Echo Sackett.