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dseanmat
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2. "RE: Female Characters"
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   My choice would be Angie Lowe, the prototypically strong-willed, admirably independent lead female character in Hondo. L'Amour imbued most of his sympathetic female characters with tremendous strength and dignity, and she is certainly no exception.


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1. "RE: Female Characters"
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   I liked Echo and Em Sackett, and I liked the gal whose husband had been murdered by the same renegade that burned and looted her home in Virginia. She came and ran the stage station in his place and won everyone's hearts!
Pistolero

What do I know of cultured ways, the gilt, the craft and the lie?
I, who was born in a naked land and bred in the open sky.
The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing;
Rush in and die dogs--I was a man before I was a king!
---From The Road of Kings


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dseanmat
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2. "RE: Female Characters"
In response to message #1
 
   My choice would be Angie Lowe, the prototypically strong-willed, admirably independent lead female character in Hondo. L'Amour imbued most of his sympathetic female characters with tremendous strength and dignity, and she is certainly no exception.


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ChrisEngland
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3. "RE: Female Characters"
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   Great choices! And yes Pistol, Mary Breydon in 'The Cherokee Trail was a good lass. Her friend Mattie would do as well - I remember she threw boiling hot coffee in the faces of their enemies. She had to do it, though it makes the eyes water to think of it!

C


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8. "RE: Female Characters"
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   Yes, I had forgotten about Mattie, her little Irish friend and helper! I would liked to have met her too.
P

What do I know of cultured ways, the gilt, the craft and the lie?
I, who was born in a naked land and bred in the open sky.
The subtle tongue, the sophist guile, they fail when the broadswords sing;
Rush in and die dogs--I was a man before I was a king!
---From The Road of Kings


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4. "RE: Female Characters"
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   Echo Sackett in 'Ride The River'.....She was a pistol!
Some of your kin, Pistolero???LOL

Tennessee Dave

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
Dr. Seuss
(Funny how wisdom manifest itself in different areas of a wise persons' life)


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5. "RE: Female Characters"
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   All the aforementioned ladies were truly remarkable. I could in no way hold a candle to them, although I would also have saved my books before my clothes, taking into consideration that I already had some on

Happy Trails ...


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6. "RE: Female Characters"
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   Chris,

I agree with you about Grita Redaway from Comstock Lode.

LD Pederson



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Freeman
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7. "RE: Female Characters"
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   I liked Emily Talon (Aunt Em), a Clinch Mountain Sackett, in Ride the Dark Trail. She didn't let anyone push her around.


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ChrisEngland
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9. "RE: Female Characters"
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   LD, I remember someone saying during the course of Comstock Lode that Grita Redaway was probably less than 20 years old. Many of LL's characters are young, but very mature and capable people.

C


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10. "RE: Female Characters"
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   LAST EDITED ON 10-03-11 AT 10:58 AM (Pacific Time)
 
Chris,

Two more female characters that come to mind is Ninon Vauvert (that was her last name? Right?), and Ruth Macken from LL's Bendigo Shafter. They both deserve some credit as well.

LD Pederson



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ChrisEngland
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11. "RE: Female Characters"
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   Ruth Macken - I liked her. Bendigo's brother thought himself in love with her, right? Melissa Turvey in Comstock Lode comes to mind too. She started out as the kind Trevallion thought naive, as she had taken up with a waste of space named Alfie, but she made something better of herself, and became someone worth respecting. Good gals.

C


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12. "RE: Female Characters"
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   Yes, didn't Melissa Turvey end up marrying one of Val's friends on towards the end? She was a good gal and I'm glad she got shut of that other no-account fello.

LD Pederson



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14. "RE: Female Characters"
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   Yes, she did LD. I'm not recalling his name right now but he started out as the owner / operator of a mule train for hire transporting folks to their new locals and branched out into a successful freighter.

He was in love with her almost from the start, but it took her a while to open her eyes.

" The early bird may get the worm, but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese. "


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13. "RE: Female Characters"
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   I liked Junie Hatchett from Last Stand at Papago Wells.

"Junie Hatchett was fifteen, soon to be sixteen, and her years had known little of love, much of loneliness, of longing, and of hardship. They had been years, too, of empty yearning toward the impossible...but from that yearning she now drew strength, for there is no power greater than the power of a dream, and she walked steadily away into the vast and empty desert, unafriad."


I liked Evie Teale too.


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ChrisEngland
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15. "RE: Female Characters"
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   Melissa Turvey's silly little boyfriend was called Alfie. Melissa had the good sense to ditch him later in the novel. The man who loved Melissa was Jim Ledbetter, I think. He was a decent bloke. For someone with a vivid imagination like mine, I could almost hear those stamp mills pounding, and feel the cold of the 'Washoe zephyr', when reading Comstock Lode.

C


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16. "RE: Female Characters"
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   Evie Teal in Conagher
Mary Breydon in The Cherokee Trail
Ruth Macken in War Party
Nita Riordan in the Kilkenny books
the lady in the Ward McQueeen Tumbling K books...I can't remember her name now.
Em Sackett
Echo Sackett


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17. "RE: Female Characters"
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   Nita Riordan from the Kilkenny books. Now there's one certainly worth mentioning!

LD Pederson



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