Pecos Bill's family moved out west in the pioneer days. When they were out in the desert, his mom said, "There's a shack fifty miles away. We had better move on." When they moved they were going across a river. Young Bill threw out a fishing line. When a trout nibbled, he was thrown in the river. A coyote found him and adopted him. He grew up with the pack. He played with the rams. One day a Texan cowboy came along and said, "Come try life as a Texan." Bill tried it and liked it. In the mountains, he came across a huge rattlesnake. He wrestled it until it was tame and skinny. Then he used his snake for a rope to capture and tame a wild cheetah. He rode his cheetah to the nearest ranch. When the leader of the ranch saw how tough Bill was he said, "You are the leader of this ranch now." Bill asked why they do not have any cattle. They said they could not catch any. So Bill took his snake an invented lassoing. He cut the hide for rope to give to the ranch hands. Pretty soon all the cattle in Texas were owned by the ranchers. Bill asked the ranch hands, "Where can I get a a fast horse?" The ranch hands told him that there was a wild stallion in the mountains. Bill found it and rode it for miles until it calmed down. One day Bill saw a girl named Slewfoot Sue. She was riding a huge catfish. She said she would marry him if he let her ride lightning and he bought her the most beautiful dress in Texas. He agreed. The first request was easy, but when Sue got on lightning, she got blasted to the moon. She kept coming down and bouncing back up to the moon. Bill hopped on and lassoed her down to Earth. They landed on Bill's parents wagon, who still didn't settle. They had a family reunion. They lived happily ever after.
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