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6 edition of Six bits a day found in the catalog.

Six bits a day

by Elmer Kelton

  • 292 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Thorndike Press in Waterville, Me .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Texas, West
    • Subjects:
    • Cattle drives -- Fiction,
    • Ranch life -- Fiction,
    • Brothers -- Fiction,
    • Cowboys -- Fiction,
    • Texas, West -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Elmer Kelton.
      GenreFiction.
      SeriesThorndike Press large print western, Thorndike Press large print Western series.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3561.E3975 S49 2005b
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3406738M
      ISBN 100786281448
      LC Control Number2005022454

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SIX BITS A DAY by Elmer Kelton features two brothers Hewey and Walter Calloway who leave their home on the farm to strike off on their own, yet with plans sketchy at best, and find themselves working for the measly sum of.

well, as the title suggests, six bits a day after being hired on the spot by a group that seems to be more interested in the speed of the cattle drive than the health /5. Six Bits a Day is one of Elmer Kelton's later novels of the Texas west. His dedicated readers already knew Huey Calloway and his brother Walter from earlier books; the footloose Huey always the foil for his steady, conservative younger brother Walter/5(41).

InHewey and his beloved brother, Walter leave the family farm to find work in the West Texas cow country. When Walter falls in love with a boarding-house girl and begins dreaming of a farmer's life, the fiddle-footed Hewey, content to work for six bits a day, jumps at the chance to rescue him from this fate worse than death.

Six bits a day (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. Six bits a day. [Elmer Kelton] -- Cowboy Hewey Calloway travels to west Texas with his beloved brother, Walter, to find work, struggles to prevent his brother's ill-fated marriage, and drives six hundred head of cattle to a Pecos.

Get this from a library. Six bits a day. [Elmer Kelton] -- 'Six bits', or seventy-five cents: a cowboy's daily wage in Hewey's era. Fiddle footed Texas cowboy Hewey Calloway, in this prequel to Kelton's prize-winning 'The Good Old Boys' and 'The Smiling.

For this month's book, I'm recommending Six Bits a Day, by Elmer Kelton. This is the prequel to the story I told you about last month, The Good Old Boys. The same two main characters Huey and Walter Calloway are portrayed in this story as hardworking, cattle driving cowboys set on the ranches and ranges of west Texas/5(34).

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The events of Six Bits a Day precede those of Kelton's bestselling The Good Old Boys (, transformed into the memorable movie starring Tommy Lee Jones and Sissy Spacek), and The Smiling Country (Forge, ). At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied/5(5).

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Thus, one eighth of eight-reales became one bit, one quarter two-bits–the equivalent of our present day quarter-dollar.

One-half is four-bits and three quarters are : Coinweek. Six Bits a Day To keep his conservative brother from getting married and starting life as a farmer, Hewey Calloway convinces Walter to join him on a mission for Boss Tarpley, driving head of cattle from beyond San Antonio to the Double-C ranch on the published: 25 Mar,   Buy a cheap copy of Six Bits a Day book by Elmer Kelton.

Hewey Calloway, the best-loved cowboy in all of Western fiction, returns in this novel of his younger years as he and his beloved brother Walter leave the family Free shipping over $/5(3). Six Bits a Day.

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Six Bits a Day. To keep his conservative brother from getting married and starting life as a farmer, Hewey Calloway convinces Walter to join him on a mission for Boss Tarpley, driving head of cattle from beyond San Antonio to the Double-C ranch on the : Tom Doherty Associates. The events of Six Bits a Day precede those of Kelton's bestselling The Good Old Boys (, transformed into the memorable movie starring Tommy Lee Jones and Sissy Spacek), and The Smiling Country (Forge, ).

The events of Six Bits a Day precede those of Kelton's bestselling The Good Old Boys (, transformed into the memorable movie starring Tommy Lee Jones and Sissy Spacek), and The Smiling Country (Forge, ). At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

But there’s little time to worry about that, as the Calloway brothers find themselves working hard for skinflint rancher C.C.

Tarpley, earning just six bits a day (that’s 75 cents to city folk). This arrangement is just fine by Hewey, who wants nothing more than a good horse, some grub and Author: Elmer Kelton. Six bits a day was originally published in by Forge books"--Title page verso Shotgun: Rancher Blair Bishop of Two Forks, Texas, has too many enemies, and they're closing in.

Macy Modock, whom Bishop sent to prison ten years ago, returns to Two Forks looking for : Six Bits a Day: A Hewey Calloway Novel eBook: Elmer Kelton: : Kindle Store. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart.

Kindle Store. Go Search Hello Select your address 5/5(2). Six-time Spur Award winner Elmer Kelton was named the greatest Western author of all time by the Western Writers of America.

In this novel, year-old farmer Trey McLean aspires to be a cattle rancher. He leaves East Texas with four cows and heads west, but a corrupt sheriff quickly steals the animals.

"Six bits," or seventy-five cents: a cowboy's daily wage in Hewey's era. Fiddle footed Texas cowboy Hewey Calloway, in this prequel to Elmer Kelton's prize-winning The Good Old Boys and The Smiling Country, ventures out to West Texas with his brother Walter to find : Elmer Kelton.Six bits a Day Serendepitous Kelton Fiction.

This little dandy outlines how Hewey Calloway changed from Farmer to Cowhand, and how his reluctant brother just sought new farmland. To give brother Walter credit, he gave cowboying an honest try. Hewey Calloway is one of the coolest characters of whom I 5/5(1).The events of Six Bits a Day precede those of Kelton's bestselling The Good Old Boys (, transformed into the memorable movie starring Tommy Lee Jones and Sissy Spacek), and The Smiling Country (Forge, ).

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied/5.