LIGHT DOWN, STRANGER by Anita Pettibone


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Indigenous western material for a picareque story which has some of the good humor, the lustiness of the early days in the state of Washington. Will Rench, young, green and too honest for the times, leaves home in Oregon to take a job with his uncle, Judge (by courtesy) Balance, a shrewd old turnip, who has accumulated wealth and power in Clagget, Washington. In his household, at the same time, is Lovina, orphaned and penniless, after an Indian raid, and acting as a servant. She falls in love with Will who double-crossed by the Judge, leaves his employ -- he goes into the cattle business, gets trimmed, recoups at the gambling tables. Lovina, too, is framed by the Judge, but escapes. Will avenges two murders and at the close succumbs to Lovina. Western coast market -- amplified western, well done of its kind.

Pub Date: July 23rd, 1942
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart