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Simpson, Mister. Mr. Simpson was created by Campbell MacCulloch and appeared in six stories in People’s Magazine in 1907, beginning with “Mr. Simpson’s Transgressions” (People’s Magazine, June 1907).
Mr. Simpson is a Con Man. Simpson lives in New York City and operates from an apartment on Riverside Drive. He is slow, fat, not given to sudden movements (or, really, many movements of any kind), and speaks in a sort of lazy slang, dropping his gs and saying things like "Yeh kin." But he is smart and is quite good at planning a scam. His targets are never the truly innocent; he targets only "them sharks that steals it from suckers." His only help in these cons, which are always successful, is the grandiloquent Larry Kingsley, Simpson's right hand man and trainee.
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