Shelfwear and rubbing to edges and boards. DJ covered with mylar and not clipped. Pages tight and clean. DJ has small creases on front bottom right where the plastic has chipped. Library discard with usual atttachments and marks. Pocket removed. First Edition. 224 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1961. ISBN: 0. The night Dan Blake chose to come to Winner, it was cloudy and dark as befitted a man bound on a mission that was meant to be seen only by the eyes of the wind, heard by the whispering buffalo grass. He had not yet seen the town; yet he knew it as well as if he had lived there. Already, in the black night, he could visualize the main street, the false fronts, the homes-the town rising out of the Nebraska plains and the prairie sod, a part of it built from that same sod.