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           David Mark Brown
Fistful of Reefer


  By

  David Mark Brown

  Fistful of Reefer

  By David Mark Brown

  *****

  A novel of the Lost DMB Files

  Copyright 2011 David Mark Brown

  Cover art by Erin Mehlos

  This book is available in print at most online retailers

  Licensing notes: This book is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This book may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each recipient. If you're reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

  All rights reserved. This book or parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means without prior written permission of the authors, except as provided by United States of America copyright law.

  This book is entirely a work of fiction.

  Table of Contents

  Letter to the Reader

  El Diablo and the Rinche

  El Chupawhata?

  Giddyup

  Catholic Hills

  San Felipe Springs

  Don’t Come Knocking

  Chancho’s Reefer Madness

  The Trail

  The Campfire

  From the River

  New Friends

  Hacienda O’Brien

  When Darkness Falls

  Rock With Eyes

  The Plot Thickens

  McCutchen’s Play

  Planes, Trains and Blood

  Boomtown

  Anticlimax

  When Home Ain’t Home

  Revolutionary Gold

  The Road to Revolution

  Friends and Foes

  Author Greeting

  Author Bio

  Sneak Peek: The Austin Job (#18 of the Lost DMB Files)

  Letter to the Reader

  The earliest novel-length creative work of David Mark Brown yet to be discovered, it appears Fistful of Reefer represents a turning point in Brown’s career. His short stories and dime novel serials up to this point, while revealing tantalizing bits of what I now believe to be a forgotten history, don’t seem to do so intentionally.

  Fistful of Reefer is a different matter. Within these pages an astute reader will discover veiled accusations and clues to a larger conspiracy Brown had apparently decided to target with his fiction. It is my personal belief he’d come to accept he could not currently stand up to the mysterious entity he later refers to simply as “the benefactors.” Thus he decided the best means of preserving the historicity of their secret movements to be his reasonably popular (at the time) pulp stories.

  Having recently discovered Brown’s version of events best explain the tumultuous happenings during the last year of my personal life, I’ve undertaken the task of discovering as many of these Lost DMB Files as possible in order to present them to you, dear reader, digitally and in their truest form. Thus, I offer that every reader at least consider these amazing adventures be based upon not only historical fact, but a truth intentionally purged from our collective consciousness.

  Fistful of Reefer first appeared in 1919, just before the formation of the Democratic Republic of Texicas. The original text used the pseudonym McCormick for J.T. McCutchen—the infamous Texas Ranger most remember as the ruthless head of Texicas Homeland Security. It wasn’t until editing later works by Brown that I discovered the connection. And even though I suspect Chancho to be a pseudonym as well, I’ve yet to make any connection to a historical figure. Perhaps he represents a amalgam or conglomeration of personalities.

  As to not delay your enjoyment of the tale any more than can pleasantly be born up, I’ll mention only one final oddity I think most readers will find interesting. After traveling to the border regions described within Fistful of Reefer I did indeed discover the ruins of an orphanage. I’m loath to give away the story, so it must suffice to say I located a certain hiding spot just as described by Brown, down to the last detail. Alas, the hidy-hole was empty, but I’ll let you infer your own meaning upon that.

  Earnestly,

  Professor Jim “Buck” Buckner

  Department of Geology, University of Texicas, Austin

  All known “Lost” Files (in chronological order allowing for suspected gaps):

  Reefer Ranger (#9)

  Del Rio Con Amor (#14)

  Fistful of Reefer (#17)

  The Austin Job (#18)

  Hell’s Womb (#22)

  Get Doc Quick (#24)

  McCutchen’s Bones (#25)

  Twitch and Die! (#26)

  Paraplegic Zombie Slayer (#35)

  Fourth Horseman (#43)

  And now, Fistful of Reefer. Viva this!

 
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