The Man from Texas

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In the days when a quick
draw and a quicker trig-
ger finger meant life or
death in the fraction of 
a second --

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-- the boys on the Diamond 
M ranch were always ready
to stack up the 'Man from
Texas' against any puncher
in the valley.

TEXAS.......... TOM MIX.

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"Here, Texas, is a letter for 
 you. Hope it's good news."

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The old, old story of a
trusting heart.

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"Please, John - don't leave
        me - please!"

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With a heart consumed with
anguish by thoughts of
his sister's plight, and a
determination to avenge
her.

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"I'm sorry boss, but I'm
leaving on a hunting trip -
going gunning for a rat."

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"Will you saddle my bronc'
Joe - I've got to hit the 
   trail in a hurry."

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While Texas starts on his
trip of vengeance.

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"My name is Hargrave - do
you need a good dealer - I'll
guarantee you can't lose with 
   me handling the cards."

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"I hope you get him Texas -
remember the job's always
   open for you here."

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Trying to rest after a hard
day's riding, with a mind
tortured by thoughts of
his sister.

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Moya Dalton, a daughter of 
the West, whose father
owned one of the largest
ranches in the valley.

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"Pardon me, Miss Dalton,
you dropped this letter."

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"May I have the pleasure of 
  walking home with you?"

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Near the end of the long
journey.

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Texas reaches his goal.

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"I'm looking for my sister -
she wrote me a letter which
  was mailed from here."

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"There's no girl stopping
          here."

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"Here's a picture of her 
husband. Maybe you have
 seen him hereabouts."

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"I remember him - he left a
   few days before your 
       sister died."

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Jack Hargrave invites Moya
 to take a morning ride.

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Persistant questioning has 
kept Texas on Hargrave's
trail.

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"Help - Help!"

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"I want to thank you for
 rescuing me from that
         man."

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"The man who failed to keep 
      his promise."

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Texas follows Hargrave,
satisfied that he has
  found the man he
      is after.

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"Here's my gun sheriff, he
  had it coming to him."

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    "Take back your gun,
stranger, it was self defense,
       and I saw it."

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A sympathetic listener to
his story.

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"He is the man my sister
wrote about - I swore I'd
       get him!"

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Attracted by Moya, Texas
gets a job nearby, and in
the months that pass,
finds a rival for Moya's
hand in the person of the
ex-sheriff.

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"This will settle it once and
for all and prove who she
       likes best."

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Unwilling to take a chance,
Frank beats the mail to
Moya's.

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"Moya, will you go with me 
     to the dance?"

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"Well, since you are the first 
to ask me, I'll go with you."

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The eagerly awaited 
answer from Moya.

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The night of the dance.

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"Where is Texas - Isn't he
         coming?"

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"Guess he doesn't think as 
much of you as he's been
    pretending to."

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And so on the following
day, a woman's pique
decides the issue.

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"Frank and I want to get 
        married."

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"Well - when you can show 
me $2000 you have earned,
   I'll talk to you."

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The next morning.

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"I know how we can pick up
two thousand apiece - are
   you interested?"

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The overland stage from
Saddle Creek.

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"Look - Frank held up the
stage and is coming here!"

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That afternoon.

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"Jose has had an accident -
he asked me to stop by and
       send help."

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"Here's a part of the money
sheriff. I'm sorry but the 
    bandit got away
       from me."

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"I'll be all right until
    someone comes to 
      relieve me."

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Nobody having arrived to 
relieve Moya, she goes to
the herder's cabin for
food.

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"Hands up - quick!"

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"Not so fast my beauty!"

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Months later the foreman of
the Cross U ranch takes
advantage of the owner's
absence and presses un-
welcome attentions on 
Moya who has been left 
in charge.

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"Why do you turn from me -
  you know I love you?"

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While through his proven 
fearlessness and popu-
larity, Texas has been
elected Sheriff.

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The next day on the Cross
U ranch.

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"You're through here - is
   that plain enough?"

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"Run him off the ranch - he's
    through as foreman."

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With a heart filled with lust
for revenge.

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"I've got a scheme I want to
        talk over."

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The Band of Rustlers.

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"Rustlers have been stealing 
our cattle again - they are
    over on Pine Hill!"

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"Come on you fellows - we'll
   make it hot for them."

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"The sheriff is swearing in a 
lot of deputies - we'd better
          scatter."

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"Here comes Moya - now's 
      our chance!"

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"Keep a good watch - we'll
   hold her for ransom!"

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Picking up the trail.

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"Have you seen Moya?"

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"Reckon she's around -
found her handkerchief
   down the road."

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"Help - Help!"

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"Moya's inside - they shot me
        and got away."

THE END

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