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Quicksilver. Quicksilver was created by “Amos Moore,” the pseudonym of George Hubbard, and appeared in a story serial and three story collections and novels from 1928 to 1936, beginning with “Quicksilver” (West, Sept. 8-29, 1928).
Tommy “Quick” Silver is a cowboy do-gooder, “tall, straight as an arrow, broad-shouldered, slim-hipped, with cool gray eyes and a clean-cut, bronzed face.” He is famous enough that “if you believed half the stories they told about him...Billy the Kid...would have run from him like a scared rabbit.” But Quicksilver is infamous, too, continually sought after by shootists looking to make their reputation, and he rarely strays from his own ranch, as trouble always finds him when he does. Silver is good-natured, light-hearted, and speaks in a heavy drawl. He is also very fast with his guns: “I’ve heard folks say Quicksilver was born with a gun in each hand...an’ ‘stead of ‘Ma-ma, da-da,’ the first words he says is, ‘Stick ‘em up!’”
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