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Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: In Mizzoura

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Author: Augustus Thomas
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,376 / 74 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 300
Added to site: 2004.07.24
mnybks.net#: 8869
Genre: Drama
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n to man shooting in the country then than now; and my Western friendships made me more tolerant of the gun than some others were. Goodwin and a gun sent me searching mentally over the West from Colorado to the Coast, and through all occupations from bandit to fighting parson; and then my potential gallery, quite apart from any conscious effort of my own, divided itself into two kinds of gunpackers: the authorized and the others. I concluded that there would be less trouble, less "lost motion"--that was a phrase learned, and an idea applied in the old-fashioned composing-room--less lost motion, in portraying a lawful gun toter than in justifying an outlaw; and the Goodwin part was therefore to be either a soldier or a sheriff. I have said that he was thin, graceful--and he was, but he wasn't particularly erect. He was especially free from any suggestion of "setting-up:" sheriff was the way of least resistance.

My hero was a sheriff. You see how that clears the atmosphere. When you must, or may, write for a

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