Red River CrossingBook - 2002
Martin Wallace had bucked the tiger, seen the elephant, fought with Nathan Forrest Bedford, battled Quanah Parker and his Comanches, skinned three thousand buffalo, and slipped unseen through Indian Territory, all with no more than a scratch or bad cold. He was heading home to Injun Bayou on the Sabine River carrying $6,000 in gold.
If he’d known that he was going to be caught up in a flood, lose the gold, bust an arm, live with a crazy woman and her three daughters, run a supply station for trail drives up the Chisholm Trail, battle renegade Indians, search centipede-infested caves for one sister, and scour the Indian Territory for another, then maybe he would have taken a different trail back to East Texas.
But he didn’t, and because he didn’t, his life was never the same and neither were the lives of the four women.