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Ruff & Reddy. Ruff & Reddy were created by “William Bills,” the pseudonym of Albert Du Aimé, and appeared in four stories in Wide-Awake Magazine in 1916, beginning with “Ruff and Reddy, Fools for Luck” (Wide-Awake Magazine, Mar. 10, 1916).

On the western frontier of the United States in the decades after the American Civil War Arlo “Reddy” McCall is a young, freckled redhead of high spirits and easy laughter. Ruffington A. “Ruff” Myers is a melancholy fat man who is lucky for other people but never for himself. After rescuing each other from various misfortunes they team up to get rich and fight bad guys along the way.

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