Drifting North

March 1, 2019
Andy Adams
1906
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photo by
Priscilla Du Preez
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"Cattle Brands" by Andy Adams is a collection of short stories best heard around a campfire. This tale, called "Drifting North" is a brief anecdote of the troubles a band of cow punchers run into while moving a herd through some dangerous country. The author, whose most famous work "Log of a Cowboy", writes from personal experience. Adams spent ten years driving cattle on western trails in Texas during the 1880s.