The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse (Hank the Cowdog Series #8)

The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse (Hank the Cowdog Series #8)


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ISBN-13: 9781591881087
Publisher: Maverick Books TX
Publication date: 10/15/2011
Series: Hank the Cowdog Series , #8
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 184,434
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Tuerto, the One-Eyed Killer Study Horse From Hank the Cowdog #8: The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse

A wild and ornery one-eyed killer horse is destroying the ranch. Who will protect Sally Mae and Little Alfred? It's Hank the Cowdog to the rescue (with Drover about a mile behind) in another exciting adventure.

"Mayday, mayday! Drover, I'm picking up a horse at ten o'clock!"

"What are you going to put him in?"


"And we're already an hour late."

"No, no, you don't understand. In combat situations, we switch over to combat terminology."


"Imagine that the enemy is standing on a giant clock." (I had to explain all this while we were running.)

"The twelve is facing due east, which means that the six is facing due west. Now, the enemy is located where the ten would be, if he were the little hand."

"If he's the little hand, I'd hate to see the big one. Hank, is this an alarm clock?"

"Well, I'm not sure. Why do you ask?"

"I keep hearing alarm bells in my head. Do you see who that horse is?"

I squinted my eyes at the alleged horse and...


You might recall that only hours before, High Loper had told Sally May about the neighbor's one-lawed out-eyed stud horse ? that is, one-eyed, outlawed stud horse, a heartless brute named Tuerto.

"Hank, my leg's starting to hurt! I'm losing speed and altitude and attitude and just about everything else!"

"You're losing courage, is what you're losing. This is no time to come up lame."

"I know. It's already ten o'clock but the machine shed's back at six o'clock, so maybe I'd better..."

"Stay in formation, Drover. We're going in for a look."

We zoomed in for a look. Sure enough, it was Tuerto of the Gotch Eye. When he saw us streaking towards him, he tossed his head and stamped his right front foot.

"Hank to Drover, over. Confirm visual sighting at eleven o'clock."

"Time sure flies when you're scared."

"Roger. Suspect has invaded our territorial territory. Prepare to initiate Growling Mode!"

"Hank, let's don't growl at him, he might think we're being unfriendly."

"That's the whole point, Roger."

"I'm Drover."

"Of course you are. Ready? Mark! We have initiated Growling Mode One and are proceeding toward the target!"

I had hoped that, once we initiated Growling Mode One, the enemy would take the hint and leave. He didn't. He continued to stamp his foot and make threatening gestures with his ears, mouth, teeth, and his one good eye.

"Hank to Drover, over. Stand by to initialize Growling Mode Two!"

"Oh my gosh!"

"Ready? Mark! We have initiated Growling Mode Two! Stand by to initialize Barking Mode One."

"Maybe I'd better go back to the machine shed and read..."

"Negative on the machine shed. Once you're in the soup, it's too late to read the recipe. Stand by to initiate Barking Mode One."

"You already said that once."

"No, the first time we initialized. Now we're fixing to initiate. Stand by. Mark and bark! We have initiated Barking Mode One. The enemy should begin showing fear at any moment."

We barked. Boy howdy, did we bark! Should have scared that horse right out of his skin but... well, you might say that he didn't appear to be in a state of panic. What he did was toss his head and give us a toothy grin. "Come a leetle closer, leetle duggies, and I weel stomp you eento the dert."

O-kay, if that's the way he wanted it, we would have to proceed with the procedure and give him the whole nine yards of Scary and Terrifying Gestures.

"Hank to Drover, over. This is getting serious."

"I was afraid of that."

"Stand by to lift hair on back of neck and hair on back of back! Ready? Mark! We have hair lift-up."

"We have a wreck, is what we have."

"Now stand by to arm tooth-lasers."


"Roger on the tooth-lasers. Stand by. Ready?"


"Mark! We have initialized tooth-lasers! All tooth-lasers armed and ready! Stand by for Attack Mode. Bearing: three-two-zirro-zirro."

"I thought it was eleven o'clock. Now he says it's thirty-two. I don't understand..."

"Stand by to lock on target! Three-two-one...Mark!"





"Who are all these people?"

"Never mind. We have locked on Target Tuerto. Stand by for attack! Ready? Charge, bonzai!"

Will Hank be able to save the ranch from Tuerto? Find out in Hank the Cowdog #8: The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse (Copyright John R. Erickson).

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debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hank must defend the ranch against Tuerto, the one-eyed killer stud horse from the ranch next door. I love the part where Hank throws up on Sally Mae's shoe, just as Sally Mae is preparing for a visit from her mother-in-law.
quaintlittlehead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is more focussed on events surrounding the dogs and the family rather than the case mentioned in the title, which only comes into play a little bit, but there's a nice building of the relationship between Hank and Sally May in this book. While some of the literary tactics tried here are also repeats from earlier volumes in the series, there is some great verbal humour in the beginning chapters that is just too funny to miss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey gather beneath the High Ledge for Ceremonies!" So far, Thislestar was enjoying the new camp. He felt a ripple of pride pass through him. *We made the long, dangerous journey to get here, and we've finally completed it!* Once all of SandClan has gathered, he cleared his throat. <br> "Firstly, I want to congratulate everyone on making it here, to this very spot. The journey was trecharous, but we stood strong as a pact, and now we're thriving in our new location. <p> I want Nightpaw, our newest member, to feel welcome. I know we will have no trouble at all completing that task. Icemist, I will reward you with your first apprentice. Pass on your determination and kindness to Nightpaw. <p> Last but never least, Mistypaw, you have proved your warriorship many times. Do you promise to uphold the Warrior Code and protect SandClan even at the cost of your life?" <p> "I do," Mistypaw (probably) says. <p> "Then from this moment forward, you will be known as Mistycloud. <p> Meeting dismissed!" Thistlestar leaped off the rock. <p> Wolfclaw chanted, "Nightpaw! Mistycloud!" with the rest of the Clan. <p> Icemist purred happily, touching noses with Nightpaw.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a wonderful book to buy!
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"And he was watering the flowers. With out the hose"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The dog saved two girls lives. LOL Keep that in mind when some dog saves you from something. KEEP THAT IN MIND?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is all the chat for? This is a REVIEW place. Not a storytelling place! Grow up! BTW, this book was humourus and great. Read the rest of the books. Def. Take it from a homeschooler and 4-Her in L.G. MT. -Celia P.R.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny book! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rockshar i am back
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The tiny month old orange tom kit mews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a new cat clan. Tigerclan. It is the best clan ever. Go to applesauce result one to rp today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks back. Nightshade? She asks her eyes just narrow slits. That cat of all cats. That traitor. I have never hated anyone more. She killed my ward. Left my kits for dead. Spread desiese. Destroyed my clan. Gave word to a twoleg to capture me. Then made my twoleg kill me. I barely escaped that dumpster with my life. She mystiriously dissapeared. Killed my family. And friends too. I only found one of my five kits fern. Murdered my deputy. Attacked so many innocent clans scince. Rotted out grassclan with her sneaky ways. The list goes on and on wuth that one. So proud. So full of herself. Evil is just a way underestimation. She kills every cat even her own with no mercy. The worst cat or living thing. Millions of times worse than what you could expect from bloodclan. I dream of her dieing moments negging for the mercy she never gave.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He slashes Skyleaf across the stomach one last time then retreats back into the forest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The creature hit him and he turned to dust
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, first of all, her mate was Goldenstripe not Goldentail, and that was not the last time we saw her, and yes Lilystar is locked out (i think). And we are moving camp to -Kentucky Race Horse- all results. Im still working on the cats of horseclan list, and I need Spotpaw, Rimpaw, Stoneeye, Coyotestream and Fallpaws descriptions, so you can tell me at the new camp that would be fantabulous(who loves my new word?! Lol) see you there! -Velvetstar-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Okay, Wild horse island for next time we have to move?)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Attacks W
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A jet black tom with a large, white scar running down his back padded in. May i join?
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She suddenly coughs really hard. "I think... i have greencough..." she rasped.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Im back and not sick anymore! But I have too much homework tonight so I cant be on.)
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"Don't make me tell Edenstar. Cause we all know she would degrade you to a kit." He said taking firekit back