The Best Rootin' Tootin' Shootin' Gunslinger in the Whole by Mike Resnick

By Mike Resnick

The best charm of the Ahasuerus and Flint touring Carnival and Sideshow is their sharpshooter Billybuck Dancer who hates his existence and needs he lived millions of years previous while he might try his talents opposed to mythical gunfighters like document Holliday and Billy the child. The carnival arranges an increasing number of tough initiatives for him lots of them placing his existence in jeopardy yet he breezes via them with out discernable attempt and at last Thaddeus Flint consents to permit his sharpshooter struggle a duel to the dying opposed to an ideal facsimile of document Holliday. And the day the facsimile is finished they time it and become aware of it's speedier at the draw than their big name performer.

What occurs subsequent brings the 4-book Tales of the Galactic Midway sequence to an exciting and remarkable end.

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Probably she had never met a Seventh before and now she was alone with two of them. “Go on,” he said, more gently. ” Gingerly she reached down and gave the sleeper’s shoulder a gentle shake. The swordsman sat up. The movement was so sudden that the girl leaped back with a gasp, and even Honakura retreated a pace from the foot of the bed. The man glared wildly around, heavy black eyebrows lowered in a scowl. He took in Honakura and the woman and the room in one lightning scrutiny. Then he seemed to relax a fraction.

He smiled again, ruefully. “I doubt if She could make me into a swordsman! Fencing must take years of practice. Jja . ” he paused. “Please listen carefully. I don’t want to make . . joy . . with you tonight, although I’m sure you expect me to. But you mustn’t think it’s because you’re not desirable — the sight of you makes me shiver and makes my flesh rise. ” She must not let her disappointment show. He was looking down at the candle again. “And it isn’t because I know that you have to do it with a lot of men.

It is Teachers’ Day, my lord,” the priest said. ” The swordsman groaned and said nothing more for a while. The patch of light faded out and the cottage grew dim. He rose and walked over to rest his elbows on the windowsill, staring out at the road. His bulk made the gloom deeper. Jja could see the passersby faintly through the beads over the door — workers heading home from the fields, a few pilgrims being led along to cottages by her fellow slaves. Then a horseman went by, and the big man jerked back with an oath.

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