In the annals of the Wild West are a number of wonderful memoirs by non-Americans. Few Americans today realize what allure the West had for foreigners, who would read about tales of cowboys, outlaws, and Indians in their home countries. Mary Jaques caught the bug in 1880 and the desire to visit the West did not slacken until she made the trip in 1889. She lived on a ranch in Texas and traveled through Mexico in a covered wagon with her devoted companion, Didymusa. In this lively and humorous memoir, you get a glimpse of the Old West that is unique. Everything Mary saw was new to her and she recorded it with vivacity and wit.