Rose and Tom Harvey were engaged and Rose lived with Mrs. Harvey while Tom was away with his troop in the army. Things had not gone well with the two women and their Mexican landlord. Senor Lopez was not patient for his rent. One day he called and insolently informed them that unless the rent was paid by noon of the next day, they would be put out. That day Rose received a letter from Tom stating that he would arrive home; that he was now a sergeant and had saved enough money so that they could be married. Tom arrived in due time. He gave his money into the keeping of Rose. The crafty Lopez happened to be looking in at the window and he saw the big roll of money. He entered and demanded his rent in such an insulting way that Tom slapped his yellow cheeks and ordered him out. The Mexican, set upon revenge, went to the rendezvous of some bandits, whom he told of the money in Rose's possession. They started for the cottage and then a spirited fight ensued between them and the inmates of ...
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