lour; I, the bravest of the brave!
Dark eyes looked up to him, and dusky arms were clasped about his neck.
Leiva, his cousin, followed him like a dog. Soto implored him to rejoin the band, horse-lifting for the Mexican markets being a more like a savage than ever, a band was gathered about him and reduced to order.
Vasquez took the chief command, with Leiva as his first lieutenant.
Chavez was his second lieutenant, Castro and Morena were his principal scouts.
Leiva had a youLeiva had a young and pretty wife, Rosalia, who rode with them into the woods, and shared the pleasures and privations of their camp.
Senora Rosalia was a niece by marriage of Sefiora Cantua, and a gossip of the whole Vasquez family at Los Felix.
Love led her above Los Angeles, in the vicinity of that San Benito peak from which his mother sprang, among the ins and outs of which Leiva and Rosalia were at home.
Some rival bands were in the district, led by Capitan Soto.
On hearing that the rangers of
ssed between his teeth.
As the loafers dropped, Leiva held Moreno's Leiva held Moreno's weapon, while that brigand rolled them over, tied their hands and feet, and turned their faces to town on each, so that he could see nothing; and Leiva told them, with a string of oaths, that any onOn entering he was seized.
Snyder glanced around, but five or six revolto come every man had better look to himself.
Leiva and Chavez rode all night with their Capitan,
No ranger had as yet been near the creek, for Leiva had not fallen in with Rowland; and even afteruch of the property stolen from Tres Pinos.
Leiva, who was still lurking in the neighbourhood wasalia from his mind, except so far as his lieutenant Leiva was concerned in her affairs.
Wanting to see no more of Leiva's wife, he hoped his cousin would take her back, forget his fit of jealousy, it again.
Then he lay down on his pallet, fainting from loss of blood.
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e him, that he never killed a man in his life — not even Davidson.
Leiva, he says, shot all the three men who were butchered at Tres Pinos.
osalia's love, in fair rivalry against her husband, he asserts that Leiva, like a jealous cur, betrayed him to the sheriffs out of envy at thVasquez being rather Indian than Spanish in character.
Vasquez and Leiva were pictured to the jury as rivals in love with the same woman; Vasquez having advantages of person, Leiva advantages of position.
Any reference to Leiva's rights as Rosalia's husband was thought superfluouLeiva's rights as Rosalia's husband was thought superfluous.
Rosalia was represented as fair game for any lover to run down and capture.
Vasquez ran her down; on which his rival, stung by jealousy,er and the false wife, not with the deceived and outraged husband.
Leiva admitted he was jealous, and that his jealousy drove him to betray ed on his oath.
An English jury, having no difficulty in accepting Leiva's evidence, found a verdict of guilty against the brigand.