Books: The Lone Prairee*

LONE COWBOY—Will James—Scribner ($2.75).

Will James's father was a cowpuncher. When Will was a little shaver his mother died and soon afterward his father was gored to death by a steer. Orphan Will was taken over by a friend of his father, a Frenchman named Beaupré. From "Bopy" the boy learned all about how to live in the open: to hunt, trap, ride, cook. One morning, when Will was a boy in his 'teens, he woke to find the camp fire almost out, and no Bopy in sight. They...

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