The Sheriff


Sundown City

Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2011

by Jody Studdard

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One-Arm Bill

John Westwood could hardly believe what had happened. He had only been the sheriff of Sundown City for a day, and already something had gone wrong. The nefarious outlaw, One-Arm Bill, and his equally nefarious sidekick, Yellowstone Malone, had robbed the local bank.

“What direction did they head?” John asked the bank’s teller, an elderly, wiry man named Ned O’Sullivan.

“You’ll never catch them,” Ned answered, shrugging his shoulders in resignation. “No one ever does. The sheriff before you — he never did. And the one before him — he never did, either. If you were smart, you’d save your hide and forget this whole thing ever happened. That’s what I’m going to do.”

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