By Cormac McCarthy
The nationwide bestseller and the 1st quantity in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the beautiful Horses is the story of John Grady Cole, who at 16 reveals himself on the finish of an extended line of Texas ranchers, bring to an end from the one lifestyles he has ever imagined for himself. With partners, he units off for Mexico on a occasionally idyllic, occasionally comedian trip to a spot the place desires are paid for in blood. Winner of the nationwide e-book Award for Fiction.
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We could sell that horse in Mexico. Yeah. I aint diggin no grave like we done that last one. Hell, said John Grady, that was your idea. I was the one said just leave him for the buzzards. You want to flip to see who gets to shoot him? Yeah. Go ahead. Call it, said Rawlins. Heads. The coin spun in the air. Rawlins caught it and slapped it down on top of his wrist and held his wrist where they could see it and lifted his hand away. Heads, he said. Let me have your rifle. It aint fair, said Rawlins.
The girl looked up from her desk. I’m here to see Mr Franklin, he said. Did you have an appointment? No mam. He knows me. What’s your name? John Grady Cole. Just a minute. She went into the other room. Then she came out and nodded. He rose and crossed the room. Come in son, said Franklin. He walked in. Set down. He sat. When he’d said what he had to say Franklin leaned back and looked out the window. He shook his head. He turned back and folded his hands on the desk in front of him. In the first place, he said, I’m not really at liberty to advise you.
I knew you was goin to ask me somethin like that, she said. You had that look. Do you not know? I never been in San Angelo Texas in my life. I’d like a cheeseburger and a chocolate milk. Are you here for the rodeo? No. It’s the same time, said a man down the counter. He thanked him. Same time, the man said. Same time. She finished writing on her pad and looked up. I wouldnt go by nothin he said. He walked around town in the snow. It grew dark early. He stood on the Commerce Street bridge and watched the snow vanish in the river.
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1) by Cormac McCarthy