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They Knew No Mercy


Sherman Lee

A Western Novel

They Stole His Son

Then They Took His Wife

His Daughter, Too

They Humiliated Him

But They Didn’t Know Who They Were Messing With

Copyright 2012 by Sherman Lee

All rights reserved!

ISBN 9781301240371

Smashwords Edition

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This story is a work of historical fiction.

Any resemblance to actual locales, incidents or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.


„Now we’ll get him, Sammy.“

The iron chain rattled around the tree stump in the middle of Big Sam Sampsons black field. The farmer let go of the chain and stepped back. His son mimicked him and did the same.

Over in the block house, Sarah, Big Sam’s wife, was singing.

It was a calm evening. The air above the prairie still sizzled, but the sun already touched the horizon.

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