Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest, With a Few Observations

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Author: James Frank Dobie

19 Pony Express

"PRESENTLY the driver exclaims, `Here he comes!’

"Every neck is stretched and every eye strained. Away across the endless dead level of the prairie a black speck appears against the sky. In a second or two it becomes a horse and rider, rising and falling, rising and falling sweeping towards us nearer and nearer—growing more and more distinct, more and more sharply defined—nearer and still nearer, and the flutter of the hoofs comes faintly to the ear—another instant a whoop and a hurrah from our upper deck [of the stagecoach], a wave of the rider’s hand, but no reply, and man and horse burst past our excited faces, and go swinging away like a belated fragment of a storm."—Mark Twain, .

A word cannot be defined in its own terms; nor can a region, or a feature of that region. Analogy and perspective are necessary for comprehension. The sense of horseback motion has never been better realized than by Kipling in "The Ballad of East and West." See "Horses."

BRADLEY, GLENN D., Chicago, 1913. Nothing extra. OP.

BREWERTON, G. D. , New York, 1930. Bibliography on West in general.

CHAPMAN, ARTHUR. , Putnam’s, New York, 1932. Good reading and bibliography.

DOBIE, J. FRANK. Chapter on "Rides and Riders," in , published in 1931; reprinted by Banks Up shaw, Dallas. Chapter on "Under the Saddle" in .

HAPEN, LEROY. , Cleveland, 1926. Factual, bibliography. OP.

ROOT, FRANK A., and CONNELLEY, W. E. , Topeka, Kansas, 1901. Reprinted by Long’s College Book Co., Columbus, Ohio. Basic work.

VISSCHER, FRANK J. , Chicago, 1908. OP. Not excessively "thrilling."

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Chicago: James Frank Dobie, "19 Pony Express," Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest, With a Few Observations, ed. Davis, Charles Belmont, 1866-1926 in Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest, With a Few Observations (New York: George E. Wood, 1850), Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DCWTFC2LM6ICKIS.

MLA: Dobie, James Frank. "19 Pony Express." Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest, With a Few Observations, edited by Davis, Charles Belmont, 1866-1926, in Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest, With a Few Observations, Vol. 22, New York, George E. Wood, 1850, Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DCWTFC2LM6ICKIS.

Harvard: Dobie, JF, '19 Pony Express' in Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest, With a Few Observations, ed. . cited in 1850, Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest, With a Few Observations, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DCWTFC2LM6ICKIS.