Tales of the Old West

After you have finished reading the short stories, answer the questions that goes with that story.

“The Californian’s Tale”
The miners had pretended that Henry’s wife was still alive for the last 19 years. Do you agree or disagree with their decision to pretend she was alive? Why or Why not?

“The Legendary Life of Wild Bill”

Explain in your own words the meaning of the following sentences:

1. “Looks like it’s time to hit the hay,” said Bill

2. Wild Bill’s reputation was growing faster than a forest fire.

“Nevada City”
The Wilsons and their wagon were covered with mud. Luzena wrote that if there had been a back way into town, she would have gone that way. Why did Luzena say that?