William G. Patten, fully William George Patten, aka Gilbert Patten

William G.
Patten, fully William George Patten, aka Gilbert Patten
1866
1945

American Author who also had pen names Burt L. Standish, Herbert Bellwood, William West Wilder, Wyoming Will

Author Quotes

I did not know you had a girl, Taos Tom.

Thar, Liz, thet'll do! snarled the red-whiskered tough, advancing as if to lay hands on her. You kin invent more lies then a settin' hen c'u'd hatch in a y'ar of stiddy business. Jest you close your clapper an' come eriong.

The red-beard scowled.

I shall appeal to these men; they will protect me, I am sure.

Thar, thar! harshly broke in the one the major had addressed as Taos Tom. I sh'u'd think you'd git tired of tellin' thet yarn, Liz!

The rough men started and uttered exclamations of amazement, for the sound was an unusual one in Kicker's Bar.

I will not!

They hain't no right ter step atween a father and his own child.

Through the open door of the saloon came a cry of distress?the cry of a female!

It is not true, sir! cried the girl, starting toward J Major Nepal. This man helped steal me from my home, and?

Wal, I hev; but she's out of her head an' thinks she hain't my own kid.

Up to this moment Loyal Kingdon had made no move to interfere, for he had wished to thoroughly understand the case. Now he spoke to Yuma Yank:

It's 'cause she is out of her head, nodded the other, whose huge nose, which had been broken at some past time, was seriously turned to the left side of his face. Ef she hain't clean daft, my handle hain't Crooknose Chet.

Wall, ye'll hev ter!

A ruffian of your own stamp! You can make no one believe your assertions!

It's useless ter talk with her, pard, asserted the red-bearded man's comrade. Jest git her away where she will be quiet as soon as possible.

Wy, she's crazy as er bed-bug! She even denies her own name!

Allus talkin' 'bout thet 'maginary person!

Jest listen ter thet! he cried, despairingly.

You are no father of mine!

An' I say I am!

Now thet's er poorty name ter call yer own daddy, hain't it?

You cannot deceive these gentlemen.

But I say you are not my father!

Now, will you hear thet, pard? and the man turned toward his companion. She even denies thet I am her own flesh-an'-blood pap!

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First Name
William G.
Last Name
Patten, fully William George Patten, aka Gilbert Patten
Birth Date
1866
Death Date
1945
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American Author who also had pen names Burt L. Standish, Herbert Bellwood, William West Wilder, Wyoming Will