Sunday, February 19, 2017


"Cody and the lone Cheyenne fired at each other almost simultaneously, Cody using his Winchester carbine and the Indian replying with a heavy revolver. Cody’s aim was better: his first shot passed through his opponent’s leg and killed the pony he was riding.
At that moment Cody’s own horse stumbled in a prairie dog hole, pitching Bill headlong to the ground. The scout scrambled up in an instant, just as his wounded opponent sent another bullet whizzing past his ear. Kneeling, Cody took careful aim and fired his second shot, one that hit the young Cheyenne square in the face and dropped him dead on the brown prairie grass.
While Cody’s companions scattered the other six Cheyenne, he ran forward with a bowie knife and stripped the scalp of his dead foe."