Re: RARA-AVIS: Digest Number 2772

From: Marsha Valanc (
Date: 27 Jul 2010

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    > There are 8 messages in this issue.
    > Topics in this digest:
    > 1a. Old Pulp Character, from Kentucky?
    > From: David Wright
    > Messages
    > ________________________________________________________________________
    > 1a. Old Pulp Character, from Kentucky?
    > Posted by: "David Wright" dwright333
    > Date: Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:42 am ((PDT))
    > Searching for some stories - maybe pulp stories? - that sound almost like a
    > latter-day Solomon Kane sort of thing: thought I'd drop this into the Brain
    > Trust to see if anyone knew it right off:
    > "The stories all took place in the 1820s and '30s in Kentucky and/or
    > Tennessee I
    > believe.  One book included Davy Crockett.  Another contained a somewhat
    > supernatural element--a bad person or creature that could be stopped
    > only with a
    > silver bullet.  One of the good guys carves a silver bullet from a coin and
    > successfully kills the bad creature/person with the bullet, fired from his
    > muzzle-loader (probably a Kentucky long-rifle).  I cannot recall the
    > author or
    > any of the book titles.  I am guessing that the books date to the
    > '30s give or
    > take a decade."
    > Thanks,
    > David Wright
    I think you want Melville D. Post's Uncle Abner stories.

    Marsha Valance

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