And behind Shanty Town, on the open prairie, he brought the horse to a halt.
A group of men were gathered in the swale between the shack and Shanty Town.
"It won't do any harm to keep an eye on Shanty Town, all the same," declared his companion, fiercely.
"Jes' let thet scalawag call again," he cried, shaking a crutch toward Shanty Town.
It may have been a hunter, she reasoned, or a drunken trooper, or one of the Shanty Town gang.
The other boarded the ferry and was landed at the cut north of Shanty Town, from where it made toward the Norwegian's.
Hurling a final defy toward Shanty Town, he disappeared behind the partition.
He rode to Shanty Town, loosened the cinch, and led the animal up and down before the deserted huts.
He found the small boat, headed for the beach below Shanty Town, mounted the cayuse, and climbed the steep road to the prairie.
As each man of the rescuing party splashed out upon the sandy beach before Shanty Town, he headed for the open level.