Cabbages and Kings #2020

Cabbages and Kings By Thomas Steinbeck Cabbages and Kings Titus Gatelock was well known to just about everybody around King City who possessed a horse a mule or any close approximation with four legs and a whiny though this commonly used phrase would be hi
  • Title: Cabbages and Kings
  • Author: Thomas Steinbeck
  • ISBN: 9781618689832
  • Page: 161
  • Format: ebook
  • Cabbages and Kings By Thomas Steinbeck Titus Gatelock was well known to just about everybody around King City who possessed a horse, a mule, or any close approximation with four legs and a whiny though this commonly used phrase would be highly misleading in the case of Mr Gatelock Titus was acknowledged principally as an exceptional craftsman in all manner of fine equestrian leatherwork and a harness makerTitus Gatelock was well known to just about everybody around King City who possessed a horse, a mule, or any close approximation with four legs and a whiny though this commonly used phrase would be highly misleading in the case of Mr Gatelock Titus was acknowledged principally as an exceptional craftsman in all manner of fine equestrian leatherwork and a harness maker without peer in that part of California But people knew him in that context alone In all other respects, Titus Gatelock s life, past and present, was an absolute mystery, and not just of the quaint and curious variety, but an enigma that became so tantalizing over the years, that it begged every kind of speculation by every category of citizen And if the truth were told, old Titus made a point of doing nothing whatsoever to alleviate this confusion In fact, his oblique and sometimes clipped responses to public curiosity only heightened the mystery, in some cases to the point of public irritation He did this by never affirming or denying anything people said about him, no matter how unlikely or absurd.It all started to get out of hand when, at the point of frustration, a fellow tradesman tried to get a rise out of Titus by saying that he d overheard that Titus had once been a dangerous bandit who rode with the notorious Jose Baraga when the Sacramento gold train was robbed back in 1891 Titus just looked up, smiled, and said that he had heard that particular story as well When the meddler looked surprised and asked whether the story was true or not, Titus just shook his head and said that the truth was hard to pin down after all these years He said that it seemed to him as though people just made up their truths as they went along He closed down further discussion with, There s real history and real truth out there everywhere, but when it bumps heads with a whopping good yarn that everybody enjoys, then the truth is sure to cross the line in last place every time.
    Cabbages and Kings By Thomas Steinbeck
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    1. Thomas Steinbeck

      Thomas Steinbeck was an American novelist, screenwriter, photographer, and journalist He published numerous works of fiction, including short stories and novels He was the oldest son of American novelist John Steinbeck.

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    1. The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings, and why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings p 55 So when I was contacted by Post Hill Press and asked if I wanted to read some new novellas by John Steinbeck s son Thomas Steinbeck, I was interested just because of the name And then I read the synopsis and thought it sounded kind of like fantasy and thought that could be really interesting.Of course, Thomas Steinb [...]


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