Excerpt from On the Overland Stage: Or Terry as a King Whip Cub It was late afteron of the middle of April, 1861. In famous Gregory Gulch of the Rocky Mountains, forty-five miles west from Denver City, new Colorado Territory, the Virginia Consolidated gold mining company was just beginning ather year's work. Present: young Terry Richards and his father; young George Stanton and his father; and Virgie Stanton, girl, who was George's little sister. Also, Shep, shaggy black dog; Jenny, the yellow mule; and Duke, half cow, half buffalo, captured by Terry two years before in a buffalo hunt with the Delaware Indians back in Kansas. This was t the whole Virginia Consolidated family. Terry's mother and Georges mother were still down in Denver; Harry Revere, the plucky, slender school-teacher, who, with Terry, had driven Duke and Jenny across-country from the Richards ranch in Kansas to the Pike's Peak country two years ago. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.