Wildfire By Zane Grey Cowboy Classics Slone looked grimly glad when
simultaneously with the first red flash of sunrise a breeze fanned
his cheek. All that was needed now was a west wind. And here came
the assurance of it. The valley appeared hazy and smoky, with slow,
rolling clouds low down where the line of fire moved. The coming of
daylight paled the blaze of the grass, though here and there Slone
caught flickering glimpses of dull red flame. The wild stallion
kept to the center of the valley, restlessly facing this way and
that, but never toward the smoke. Slone made sure that Wildfire
gradually gave ground as the line of smoke slowly worked toward
him. Every moment the breeze freshened, grew steadier and stronger,
until Slone saw that it began to clear the valley of the
low-hanging smoke. There came a time when once more the blazing
line extended across from slope to slope. Pearl Zane Grey (January
31, 1872 - October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for
his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an
idealized image of the American frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage
(1912) was his best-selling book. In addition to the success of his
printed works, they later had second lives and continuing influence
when adapted as films and television productions. As of 2012, 112
films, two television episodes, and a television series, Dick
Powell's Zane Grey Theater, had been made that were based loosely
on his novels and short stories. Pearl Zane Grey was born January
31, 1872, in Zanesville, Ohio. His birth name may have originated
from newspaper descriptions of Queen Victoria's mourning clothes as
"pearl gray." He was the fourth of five children born to Alice
"Allie" Josephine Zane, whose English Quaker immigrant ancestor
Robert Zane came to America in 1673, and her husband, Lewis M.
Gray, a dentist. His family changed the spelling of their last name
to "Grey" after his birth. Later Grey dropped Pearl and used Zane
as his first name. He grew up in Zanesville, a city founded by his
maternal great-grandfather Ebenezer Zane, an American Revolutionary
War patriot; from an early age, the boy was intrigued by history.
Grey developed interests in fishing, baseball, and writing, all of
which contributed to his writing success. His first three novels
recounted the heroism of his ancestors who fought in the American
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