Coyote Music and Other Humorous Tales of the Early West

Coyote Music and Other Humorous Tales of the Early West

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In this lighthearted and charming collection of stories, popular historian Grant MacEwan captures the homespun humour, the outrageous antics, and the colourful characters that brought laughter and joy into the often difficult lives of the early pioneers. Among these pages you will meet the likes of: Pegleg Paul, king of woodenleg mirth and permanent fixture at the Fleet Livery's Hot Stove Liars' League; and Tom Sukanen, inventor and mechanical genius, obsessed with the singlehanded construction of a 43-foot, 15-tonne seaworthy ship on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River.Nothing, it seemed, was too good for a hired man, as this want ad copied by the Country Guide from the Seamans Gazette made clear: aquot;Farm Hand Wanted. Experience ... Use of piano. Bring your own guitar. Hired girl has fine soprano voice. No Sunday work and use of car from Saturday to Monday morning with gas found.

Title:Coyote Music and Other Humorous Tales of the Early West
Author: Grant MacEwan
Publisher:Rocky Mountain Books Ltd - 1993

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