‘Mustanging’ was like trout fishing. It is always the big ones that get away. When you did get a bunch of them into a corral, you found they did not look half so large and handsome as when they were first sighted on the prairie.
Every author believes that the book which he is placing before the public will ‘fill a long-felt want,’ and success or failure depends very much on how closely he has been able to gauge the nature of the ‘long-felt want.’
Man’s greed to obtain something for nothing has never yet been able to content itself with a moderate profit.
Once, no self-respecting puncher considered himself dressed for work until he had his feet inside of a pair of $15 boots made by one of the favorite boot-makers, whose merits they discussed about the camp fires night after night.