Major Adams is back in St. Louis preparing to take a new group of travelers west and arguing with Flint, Bill, and Charlie, who are threatening to quit if they don't get raises. Along comes Horace Best, the Major's cousin, sort of, who wants to become a wagon master himself. He tells Adams he has $184.65 to begin his business which is not enough for passage to the west for himself. After tailing Adams as he sees each vendor about wagons, supplies, and horses, cousin Horace puts the lessons he learned in Tennessee on trading to make his own deals with the vendors preventing the Major from building his own wagon train. With plenty of ideas of his own to improve the trip across the west, he soon has signed up almost 100 wagons and Charlie, Bill, and Flint to boot. Now, can he get his wagon train to California?
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Major Seth Adams
Yes sir, those barren hillsides where ya know there was gonna be grass - but there wasn't any grass... and then ya come on a dry creek bed where you was sure there was gonna be water - but there isn't any water. Your people are thirsty. All those moments of decision, Horace, those are the tough moments. You have to decide whether to cross the river at night or whether you're gonna wait till dawn... whether ya want to take the uncharted short cut or the long mountain trail that's safe... and all...
It Takes A Worried Man To Sing A Worried Song
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