The Trail to Seven Pines (Hopalong Cassidy Series #2)

The Trail to Seven Pines (Hopalong Cassidy Series #2)

by Louis L'Amour

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Overview

Hopalong rides into a firestorm of violence and  betrayal. On the rain-drenched trail to the  lawless town of Seven Pines, Hopalong discovers two men—one dead, the other badly wounded. Returning  with medical help, Hopalong finds the wounded man  has been shot through the temple. Who would  commit such a murder? To find out, Hopalong hires on  at Bob Ronson's Rocking R Ranch. There he learns  that more than a thousand cattle have been run off  by men keeping one scheming eye on the ranch and  the other on the monthly stagecoach shipments of  gold. Hopalong is determined to stop those  responsible. But even the best gunfighter needs men he  can trust to watch his back, men willing to risk  their lives to do what's right. With their help,  Hopalong fights to save the Rocking R, only to  find himself the target of a ruthless gunman in a life-and-death struggle for frontier justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553561784
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/1993
Series: Hopalong Cassidy Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 284,810
Product dimensions: 4.16(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 860L (what's this?)

About the Author

Our foremost storyteller of the American West, Louis L’Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and woman who settled the frontier. There are more than three hundred million copies of his books in print around the world.

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1908

Date of Death:

June 10, 1988

Place of Birth:

Jamestown, North Dakota

Education:

Self-educated

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marcirlee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The title of my book is The Trail to Seven Pines, and the author is Louis Lamour. This book was published in June 1993, and the publisher was Bantam books. There are 239 pages in this book.Hopalong Cassidy, the main character, rode alone on his horse one black rainy night. Down in the canyon, it was pitch back where his only source of light was the strike of lightning. He could hear three or four gunshots being fired and then no more. As he rode on, he saw a dead man laying there. He rode a little farther and he came upon another man. But this man was not dead, although he appeared to be badly wounded. The man told Hopalong his name, which was Jesse Lock. Hopalong carried him under a ledge and rode to town to get help. when the help returned, the man was found dead. Somebody had killed hiim. After Hopalong and the help talked about it for a while they went back to town.When Hopalong got to town he went to Katie's restaurant. He ordered and then visited her for a while. She told him about a job offer at the Rocking R, which is a ranch, and much more.Very quickly the news spread about the killing of Jesse Lock. Everyone knows that the murderers are in trouble because Ben Lock, Jesse Lock's brother, and Hopalong are going to figure out who did it. They will do almost anything to find the killers.Hopalong went to take the job, that Katie mentioned earlier, as a rider. He talked to Bob Ronson, the owner of the Rocking R, about it and got the job. Hopalong began to get to know the job by taking a ride along the edges of it.While on his ride, Hopalong met a man named Windy Gore. They had a quarrel and fought with their fists. After it was over, Hopalong just went on with his walk. when it became dark Hopalong headed back to the ranch.Hopalong went to the hideout where his enemies Duck Bale and Bud Frazer were hiding. Bale greeted him when he got there because he thought Hopalong was sent by the boss. Hopalong and Bale visited for a while, and then Hopalong went to water his horse, hoping to get a chance to leave. Duck Bale woke Bud Frazer and told him about Hopalong(they knew him as Red River Regan). Bud became a little suspicious toward Red River Regan. He didn't really like him. Frazer got a little angry with Hopalong and whipped out his gun, but Hopalong was too fast and shot him first. Now was a good time for Hopalong to leave, and he did.Hopalong was riding along and he began passing herds of cattle. He rode up to a man that he saw and stopped to talk to him. Hopalong asked a few questions. The man asked about the trouble at the cornfield and how he killed Bud Frazer. Hopalong did not know that anyone else knew about the killing, and he turned and left.Some days later, Hopalong was traveling in the baking sun, and six miles behind him was Shorty Montana, a friend of his. Hopalong went down into the canyon. Duck Bale noticed him and went into a cement building where he told Laramie, another one of Hopalong's enemies. Hopalong snuck upstairs, then worked his way on the roof, and then back upstairs. Hopalong could hear the men talking below, none of whom were his friends. He dropped down from the trap door so he was on the first level, and there he stood. Shooting began, and then an earthquake. The house collapsed and that gave Hopalong the chance to flee.When Hopalong was back in town he found out that Clarry Jacks, a very dangerous man, had been in town, and that he was not dead form the collapse. That was not good news because Jacks had gone crazy.Hopalong was going to find Jacks no matter what it took now that he knew for sure that Jacks was alive. He left town to go find him. As Hopalong was going, he came upon a track. It was from a mountain lion. He kept moving. Soon he decided to hop off his horse because he knew he was close to where Clarry Jacks was. After a few minutes, Hopalong looked around, and behind him he saw the mountain lion. It sat there and stared at him while Hopalong stood perfectly still. Soon it drew back a
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When this series of Hopalong Cassidy novels by Louis L'amour came out in the early 90's I read them in a haphazard manner due to personal trials and tribulations and could not really see their worth. Now 20 plus years later having reread them I see the early genius that was L'amour forever after. It is strange the personal turmoil Louis had over these writings where he thought them unworthy of his name and authorship for any reason. But many artist of any number of the entertainment trades died not believing a particular work or a series of works were that good or merited so much attention. Louis was such a one to the absolute point of public denial. But if he had really looked back with a more open eye he would have seen that this is where he made his stand. I think " The Trail to Seven Pines " the best of the Hopalong Cassidy series!
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ed28 More than 1 year ago
Hopalong Cassidy--the gun-toting, blue-eyed, hardnosed cowboy--has just arrived in Seven Pines. He is fresh from the trail of a murder, and is resolute that he will discover the killer. Seven Pines is a town overrun by criminals; Hopalong's presence forces all of the townspeople to choose which side of the law they will stand on. Their choices may mean the difference between life and death. This is an entertaining read, although my favorite gunfight in the book doesn't involve the protagonist. Also, Clarry Jacks, a smooth-talking killer, is a character who I would have liked to see developed in greater detail.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book wasn't as good as 'The Rustlers of West Fork', but it was still a good book. I like all of the Louis Lamour books I have read. I recommend this book to anyone who likes western novels.