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The Hanging Tree
by Dorothy M. Johnson


Overview - The title story, The Hanging Tree, is based on a true episode in Montana's gold-mining past. Three amazing characters meet: the cynical Doc Frail; the boy robber named Rune, whom Doc saves and enslaves; and Elizabeth, the young easterner who survives an Indian assault and comes under the care of Doc and Rune.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The title story, The Hanging Tree, is based on a true episode in Montana's gold-mining past. Three amazing characters meet: the cynical Doc Frail; the boy robber named Rune, whom Doc saves and enslaves; and Elizabeth, the young easterner who survives an Indian assault and comes under the care of Doc and Rune. In the gold-mining camp of Skull Creek Elizabeth becomes the mysterious Lucky Lady. A vigorous, psychological western, The Hanging Tree was made into a movie starring Gary Cooper. The stories in this book consolidate Dorothy M. Johnson's reputation for authenticity and artistic integrity. "Lost Sister" is based on the recapture of Cynthia Ann Parker, a white woman abducted by the Comanche Indians. "The Man Who Knew the Buckskin Kid" tells of two married people and an outlaw who share a secret. Fully as arresting are "The Last Boast", "Journal of Adventure", "I Woke Up Wicked", "The Gift by the Wagon", "A Time for Greatness", "The Story of Charley", and "Blanket Squaw".


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  • ISBN-13: 9780803275843
  • ISBN-10: 0803275846
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publish Date: November 1995
  • Page Count: 273
  • Dimensions: 7.98 x 5.28 x 0.64 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.66 pounds


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