"And you think there will be trouble?" He knew that the buck had come there for nothing but to inform.

He was a simple, sullen Apache, and his untutored mind could only grasp effects. Causes were beyond it. He did not, therefore, understand that coal had been discovered on his reservation, also silver, and that the agent and the agent's friends were trying to possess[Pg 175] themselves of the land in order to dispose of it to the Eastern capitalist.

"But it is doing Mrs. Cairness an injustice, if you don't mind my saying so."

"drop that!" called the cow-boy.

"They could kill a good many of us before they died out, if we would sit still and take it," Landor objected.