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By Daniel E. Harmon

ISBN-10: 0791064832

ISBN-13: 9780791064832

ISBN-10: 1438102607

ISBN-13: 9781438102603

Examines the existence and exploits of Billy the child, an notorious bandit of the outdated West.

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Frontier—the area of land between unsettled and inhabited territory. fugitive—a person wanted for a crime and hiding from lawenforcement officers. garrison—a military post or fort. gunslinger—a person noted for his speed and skill in handling and shooting a gun. illegitimate—a person who is born of parents not married to each other. illiterate—unable to read or write. impostor—a person who deceives others by assuming a false identity. justice of the peace—a magistrate or minor judge with limited legal authority.

Amnesty—official pardon for past wrongdoings. cowpunching—a term for ranch work, or the work of a cowboy on the trail. desperado—a bold or violent criminal; a bandit. frontier—the area of land between unsettled and inhabited territory. fugitive—a person wanted for a crime and hiding from lawenforcement officers. garrison—a military post or fort. gunslinger—a person noted for his speed and skill in handling and shooting a gun. illegitimate—a person who is born of parents not married to each other.

He never spoke,” Garrett later wrote of the dying outlaw. ” Billy may have died not knowing who shot him. Believing the sheriff was many miles away, he had been moving about freely at the Maxwell ranch and in Fort Sumner. He’d received no warning that the clever Garrett was back in the area. In the moment before Garrett fired the fatal bullet in Pete Maxwell’s bedroom, Billy had been backing away, shouting, “¿Quién es? ¿Quién es? ” Billy, who spoke excellent Spanish, apparently thought the Some historians believe Billy never had a chance to fire his pistol.

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