how many men were near, to note how many of those men would fight, and learn where Snyder
kept his gold.
Vasquezand Chavez lay out of sight.
On coming to Tres Pinos, Leiva
, asking him to have a drink.
A dozen loafers hung about the store.
Two of these men were pals of Leiva
, ready to assist him with their knives.
hitched his horse, and took his post.
A team belonging to a man named Haley
drove up, on which Snyder
left his store, and most of his neighbours followed him out into the road.
Five or six loafers stayed behind.
entered by a side-door with his pistol cocked.
he hissed between his teeth.
As the loafers dropped, Leiva
's weapon, while that brigand rolled them over, tied their hands and feet, and turned their faces to the wall.
A rag was thrown on each, so that he could see nothing; and Leiva
told them, with a string of oaths, that any one who either moved a limb or raised a murmur should be blown to pieces.
was still chatting with Haley
in the road, when Chavez came up, and asked him to go in, and find