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The Zebra Dun
He astonished all them cowboys with diem jaw-breaking words. He just kept on talking till he made the boys all sick, And they began to look around just how to play a trick.
He said he had lost his job upon the Santa Fe And was going across the plains to strike the 7-D. He didn't say how come it, some trouble with the
boss, But said he'd like to borrow a nice fat saddle hoss.
This tickled all the boys to death, they laughed way
down in their sleeves,— " We will lend you a horse just as fresh and fat as
you please." Shorty grabbed a lariat and roped the Zebra Dun And turned him over to the stranger and waited for
the fun.
Old Dunny was a rocky outlaw that had grown so
awful wild That he could paw the white out of the moon every
jump for a mile. Old Dunny stood right still,— as if he didn't
know,— Until he was saddled and ready for to go.
When the stranger hit the saddle, old Dunny quit the earth