Annie's adventures in the Old West continue as she meets new characters as well as visits old friends.
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Sweet Annie Series
Annie has grown up in this new book and is entering a new phase of her life. Marrying her childhood friend and neighbor, Marvin Canafax,the two work together to create a home and family while battling upsets, death and other calamities of those times...She revisits old childhood friends, including Charlie Two Shoes, the Commanche Indian that plays a big role in her life. She also makes a pilgrimage back to Tennessee, where it all started. There is never a dull moment as Annie dicovers life, one day at a time.
Old Pony’s father was a young warrior, unmarried and not looking for a wife but the very pretty Sioux maiden caught his eye. Her eyes were large with fear, yet she held herself as one that was calm and steady. The young warriors name was Mato, “bear.” He stood taller than most of the men there and when he caught the girl’s eye; she saw kindness in his relaxed face. He moved in closer to the Apache that was handling the spirited trading.
Mato wanted this young girl but he made no move to enter the bargaining himself until the Apache appeared to be closing the deal with a rough looking mountain man with many furs to barter. “6 horses,” Mato said quietly. A hush fell over the trading area. Mato had seen that the old mountain man had no more furs and could not increase his trade. The Apache looked at the new bidder with calculated interest, he had come for horses and 6 horses were worth more to him than a pile of furs which he would then have to trade to someone else.