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Taylor, Twist. Twist Taylor was created by Francis Verzani and appeared in twenty-five stories in Western Trails from 1931 to 1936, beginning with “Twist Taylor–Marshal” (Western Trails, July 1931).

Twist Taylor is the Sheriff of Bitter Root County. He is the “gun-wizard lawman” and carries his right pistol hung butt-forward at his hip, with his other pistol in a shoulder holster under his left arm. “Those oddly hung weapons held the secret of Twist Taylor’s peculiar whirling draw, a draw that had outmatched the best efforts of more than one Colt-fast badman. Although his lazily indifferent body could explode in a cyclone of action at the drop of a hat….” Taylor is a “boyish-looking fellow.”

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