By Ralph Cotton
Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack allies himself with revenge-driven financial institution robber Willis Durant opposed to a military of ruthless outlaws who abducted Sam's companion Maria.
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To turn traitor and menace them could mean not merely death but cruel torture preceding it. And when, after these fashionable forays, Lanny would come back to the family nest, even then he was not free; even then Duty, stem daughter of the voice of God, controlled his life. Instead of reading Emerson and Plato, instead of playing Chopin and Liszt, he had to shut himself up in his studio and sit staring with blank eyes, going over in his mind exactly what he had heard and making sure that it was fixed in his memory.
Every empire of the past had been based upon the private ownership of land and other privileges; men enjoyed wealth which they had not earned and power which they were no longer competent to M'ield; luxur\^ on the one hand and penury on the other bred class strife which tore the society to pieces and exposed it to its foes. Here it was, history repeating itself; and the extraordinary thing, how few people understood or cared about it. These refugees from a score of lands, including the sweet land of libert}^ overseas, talked politics and war incessantly, but when vou listened you discovered that what they were thinking about was their own comfort, the preservation of the system which made their own lives so easy.
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