Carty - Double D Western Scratchboard book cover illustration - 4/5/2019

Materials used: 6x6 inch Black-coated Ampersand board and scratching tools.

This is book #136 of 160 paperback novels being transcribed by The Gardner Francis Fox Library.

This is a classic western novel that takes place in American Mid-west. You can purchase a copy from The Gardner Francis Fox Library.

Here's the first bit and a link to chapter one of Carty - Double D Western.

  He eased the horse across the little stream and up the far bank, sitting easy in the kak against the tiredness flooding his rawboned body.  He had been riding since before sunup, with a far piece yet to go, and death waiting for him at the end of his riding. He had accepted this fact long ago, was grown used to it by this time.

  He wore a deerskin shirt outside his Levi's, heavily fringed and stained with the long rubbing of his heavy shell-belt  From the shirt he took papers and tobacco and built himself a smoke, letting the smoke ease down into his lungs, vaguely soothing, as his eyes roamed the grasslands ahead of him.

  Amos Carty did not want to die; he was not ready to be pushed into a pine box and shoved down into six feet of hard earth.  The wind that stirred the long yellow hair under his low-crowned Plains hat was filled with a fragrance of sage and greasewood; it told him life was all around him, to be lived at its fullest, and that only a bullet waited for him at Stovepipe.

  Carty smiled thinly.

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