Tom, Tom the Piper's Son

Angel Gomez thought he had given an old crime a new twist. He never dreamed how many others in the U.S. had the same idea.

One night the 40-year-old restaurant man and his wife, tiptoed out of the house. While the neighbors slept, the Gomez jalopy chugged out of San Antonio. On a country road they stopped, crawled under a back-pasture fence.

In the grey light Gomez walked up to a fat steer, shot it between the eyes. He and his wife were butchering it with practiced strokes when a vaquero rode up, challenged them, fired over their heads. Scampering away...

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