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The Half-Breed: A Tale of the Western Frontier

Gelesen von Chuck Williamson

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Published anonymously in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (with an earlier draft also appearing as “Arrow-Tip” in The Aristidean), The Half-Breed: A Tale of the Western Frontier is one of the few known works of long-form fiction written by Walt Whitman during the earliest part of his career. It tells the story of Arrow-Tip, a Native American who falls victim to frontier prejudice after the presumed murder of local blacksmith Peter Brown. Despite his presumed innocence, he is soon sentenced to die by hanging — even though there exists evidence that could possibly exonerate him. This narrative is further complicated by the presence of Boddo, a hideously deformed hunchback who is ostracized by the white settlers due to his mixed-race heritage. Fueled by spite and anger, Boddo uses this opportunity to take vengeance upon those who once tormented and humiliated him. - Summary by ChuckW (2 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Chapter I

20:15

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Chapter II

11:01

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Chapter III

12:49

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Chapter IV

19:10

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Chapter V

10:54

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Chapter VI

12:09

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Chapter VII

13:07

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Chaptr VIII

12:27

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Chapter IX

19:58

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Bewertungen

Loved the first chapter. Too bad that's all there is.

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