Re: RARA-AVIS: Matheson

Date: 09 Feb 2000


> I posted couple of days ago a message about Richard Matheson's western
> short story asking where and when it had first published. I think I
> forgot to say what story I meant. I was talking about the one with the
> blind sheriff. It's translated as "The town of the blind sheriff".

That story is called "Gunsight" in my Matheson collection BY THE GUN. It originally appeared in DIME WESTERN in 1951. In it, the sheriff isn't exactly blind--but rapidly losing his vision, and he tries to hide that fact from the rest of the town.

--Duane Swierczynski

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