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Laughing Kid. The Laughing Kid was created by T. Von Ziekursch and appeared in seven stories in Western Story Magazine and Short Stories from 1923 to 1927, beginning with “The ‘Laughing Kid’ Laughs Last” (Western Story Magazine, Sep 8, 1923).

The Laughing Kid is Bud Tiernan, a very clever wanderer and stick-up man. He robs banks and gambling joints, but disdains to prey on “women-folks.” He is slender with blue eyes and the “naive expression of carefree youth.”

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