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Two Dan Cushman westerns in one collection
"Craft of Ka-Yip"
Ka-Yip has grown accustomed to his ways in his old age, living with his daughter and white son-in-law, overlooking the Missouri River, and smoking the remains of cigar butts cast off by the whites. When a gang of bandits shows up intent on robbing one of the river boats that dock nearby, Ka-Yip finds he must do what his spineless son-in-law refuses to and protect his home, his family, and their livelihood.
"The Feminine Touch"
William Hickory Gupsworth wakes one morning and rather than head to the mine where he works, he shaves his beard, puts on his best clothes, and sets about hitching Dolly the mule to his buggy. His future wife and step-son are on their way to him, and Gup is looking forward to a bright future with his pretty young wife and strapping young boy. The two people who appear to claim their new home with Gup, however, are not who he anticipated.…