By Will Henry
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It's been overdid by Custer, like most everything he puts his Page 7 hand or mouth to. " The trooper set his jaw to the old service insult, wisely chose to give it passing room. He let his question come as his uneasy glance divided itself between the towering scout and the disappearing tailgate of the wood wagon. " Kelso shrugged the answer as quietly as though he'd been asked the time of day. "Somehow Mad Wolf found out Custer had sent for me again. Right off, he tooken himself a personal pledge to put me under before the new grass comes.
He flung a parting crumb of advice to the mouthhanging recruit. "And see you don't crowd him none yourself, happen you enjoy army life in the Far West. " Custer's name caught his eye at the third quarters. But it wasn't the name which held him, frowning thoughtfully. The last he'd seen of the "General" he'd been operating under his permanent rank of captain and having hell's own time holding on to that. Then word got into the mountains he'd been court-martialed and suspended from rank and command for one year.
B. Weir, Fort Harker, Ind. , Hq. Dept. of the Missouri, P. H. Sheridan, Lt. Gen. . Black Kettle loves his white soldier brothers and his heart feels glad when he meets them and shakes their hands in friendship. The white soldiers ought to be glad all the time, because their ponies are so strong and because they have so many guns and so much to eat. . M/SGT. J. EDWARDS, CO. A, SEVENTH CAV. A. J. SMITH, COL. CMDG. "Well? " The big scout returned the pathetic paper to Benteen's desk and sat back to draw on his faltering cigar.