They recognized him for a mountain man born, and for an honest man.
William Craig was a mountain man who came to Oregon in 1842.
He called him a name that no mountain man or boy will allow himself to be called.
As a mountain man he preached his faith in the future of the hills.
A mountain man accompanied him, but he too was a stranger to the boy.
He was a mountain man and mountain men are not schooled in the etiquette of rising when a woman presents herself.
He pulled out the quill, unfolded the bit of paper, and read the few crudely written words the mountain man had sent him.
Loyalty to kith and kin is the cornerstone of every mountain man's religion, the very grail of his faith.
This was pure exploit—and whatever its motive the mountain man loves exploit.
If there should occur on the heels of the first tragedy a second, traceable to a mountain man, the fat would be in the fire.