All regular Cubs were recognized as such by brandingthem as "old hands.
Next came the branding ceremony, or the induction of new families into the Pack.
She had seen Ben throw cattle in this manner when he was branding them.
As the Two Diamond men came to within a hundred feet of the cabin two men, who had been at work in a small corral, suddenly dropped their branding irons and bolted toward the cabin.
Smoke from a nearby fire curled lazily upward, and about this fire the man now worked--evidently turning some branding irons.
The whole party rode over to the branding camp, and there was the black and white steer as wild as ever.
While the branding was going on the big steer bellowed and stamped and tried to break the fence down.
Others felt that industrial education had for its object the limitation of the Negro's development, and the branding him for all time as a special hand-working class.
All were slashed, or had the scars of branding on their foreheads and cheeks; these marks were the distinguishing features of different tribes or families.
Of the calves he had left with their mothers in the fall, scarce one remained; of the cows themselves he could find not half, and the calf-branding was becoming a grim joke among the men.
He was not much used to these things; beyond keeping tally of the stock at brandingand shipping time and putting down what details of his business he dared not trust to memory, a pencil was strange to his fingers.
But their leader was fully as anxious as they and had timed the work so that by four o'clock the herd was turned loose, the fires drenched with water and the branding irons put away.
But with the gathering and the calf-branding he knew that the number had shrunk woefully.
Then a fire was made of greasewood twigs, and the branding iron, which one of the cowboys carried at his saddle, was put in the flames to heat.
It meant round-ups twice a year, and the branding of cattle which were claimed as the property of the different owners.
Yellin' Kid Watson, one of the cowboys who had been engaged in the impromptu branding operations.
So, after all, the branding iron is the proper instrument," he said.
Some four weeks passed without anything particular happening, and then came the branding of the calves, always an event of supreme importance on a large South American estancia.
Still it is something of a shock to hear even a Canadian archbishop branding four-fifths of the people of this world as bastards.
It was a brutal confession that in questioning the good name of Miss Wulff, in brandingher as the mistress of a black, they were guilty of a more heinous crime than the beast who defiled her body.
Every prisoner knows perfectly that he is a convict and a reprobate, and knows the distance which separates him from his superiors; but neither the branding irons nor chains will make him forget that he is a man.
There had once been wells at this branding pen, but on their failing to furnish water continuously they had been abandoned.
Then the man who directed the work ordered into their saddles a number of swarthy fellows who spoke Spanish, and the work of branding commenced.
A tall quiet man who did the brandingcalled to a boy who attended the fire to bring him two irons; with one he stamped the circle, and with the other he made a short horizontal bar on either side of it.
It was now noticed that the herd had left the trail in the direction of a place where there had formerly been a ranch house, the corrals of which were in good repair, as they were frequently used for branding purposes.
On his finger as material branding in her being and then in gold her rings wedded him in empathy and friendship which they believed would last with the longevity of their symbolic tokens.
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