Pulp Friday: Crackerbox

Crackerbox by Floyd T. Ward.  Appearing in All-Story Weekly, 13 July 1918. 

This week’s pulp western story is a tale told by one old timer to his friend about his younger days as a Canadian Mountie.  The anachronistic narration is excellent and is easy to read.  The tale begins with how the narrator was brought up wild along the Montana-Canadian border.  Drifting north at the young age of 19 our narrator joins the Canadian Northwest Mounted Police and in a couple of years eventually makes the rank of Sergeant  He eventually is put on the trail of the notorious highway man known as “Crackerbox”.  Sergeant Simpson eventually gets his man but just as quickly looses him and because of this failure his contract with the mounties is not renewed.  But you will see why he believes it wasn’t such a bad deal.

Crackerbox by Floyd T. Wood

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