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Fair Blows the Wind

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A series of western written by Louis L'Amour.

1) Fair Blows the Wind
2) The Ferguson Rifle
3) Over on the Dry Side
4) Borden Chantry
5) North to the Rails
Copyright © 1978 by Louis & Katherine L'Amour Trust
Bob and Roberta....
My name is Tatton Chantry and unless the gods are kind to rogues, I shall die within minutes.
May contain spoilers
I have come home again, and I go now to where love lies waiting....
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Holding as close to the shore as was practical, I rowed the heavily laden boat westward.  Along the shores were great stands of cypress and swamp gum festooned with Spanish moss.  Behind the clumps of trees in some places lay swamp or shrub bogs covered with evergreens, all low-growing.

Somewhere I had to find solid ground, or a river leading inland, up which I might take my cargo.  Now that I had a boat loaded with supplies and wealth, I was a worried man, for fear that I might come upon Indians or even pirates, many of whom haunted these shores, lying in wait for Spanish vessels.

As I moved, I kept alert for whatever might come, yet a part of my mind worried over yet another question.  There had been but little water in the ship's hold that I could see, and not much damage that was visible - surely not enough damage to cause the passengers to abandon ship in such a quiet sound.  Something or somebody must have frightened them.  There could be but one reason I could think of: They wanted the ship's treasure.

If such was the case, then I could expect them to come searching for the ship... and soon.

The wind was rising, yet I hesitated to hoist my sail.  With the sail I could move faster and easier, but my boat would be more visible.

I worked the boat among some small islands, most of which were strips of sand and mud covered with low growth.  Many of these, I suspected, would be temporary, to be flooded out by the next big Atlantic storm, with heavy rain or snow.  Yet now they offered concealment, and a sort of backwater where I might feel safe a moment.

My eye caught a break in the end of an islet near me.  I moved up around the end of the island to see that it was cleft from the end almost to the middle.  The cleft was walled to the water's edge by a thick growth of willows and swamp gum.  Deliberately, I trailed one oar and pulled on the other, turning the bow of my boat into the cleft.


Added: 28-Feb-2024
Last Updated: 08-Mar-2024


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Cir 01-Aug-1996
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Louis S Glanzman  - Cover Artist
John Hamilton - Photographer

The British killed his father and destroyed his home.  Ever since, Irish-born Tatton Chantry has been driven by one goal: to reclaim what is rightfully his.  Yet now, his perilous journey from the Old World has left him marooned on the coast of North Carolina.  Here, Chantry happens upon a group of shipwrecked Spanish profiteers.  Suddenly he has a one-in-a-million chance at winning a treasure beyond his wildest dreams: a fortune in gold and the heart of a brave Peruvian beauty.  But first Tatton Chantry has to survive a band of pirates, savage Indians, and an expert swordsman who may be the most dangerous foe of all.


Our foremost storyteller of the authentic West, L'Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and women who settled the American frontier.  There are more than 225 million copies of his books in print around the world.
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Notes and Comments:
E. P. Dutton edition published April 1978
Bantam edition / published October 1978
Bantam reissue / August 1996
Thirtieth printing based on the number "line"
Canada: $4.99



Louis L'Amour  
Birth: 22 Mar 1908 Jamestown, North Dakota, USA
Death: 10 Jun 1988 Los Angeles, California, USA


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