Gathering of the Clan

Wonder where he heard it?
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Author:  Colston Newton [ Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Wonder where he heard it?

In "Battle Cry" Leon Uris has the character Spanish Joe entertain a bar full of listeners with a story about being surrounded by Japanese on Guadalcanal. When he pauses at the end, somebody asks what happened. "They killed me," Spanish Joe says.

I just read that one of Jim Bridger's favorite tall tales was the same story only the Indians killed him.

Wonder where Uris heard the Bridger story before he appropriated it.

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