The Fantastic Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs (the mucker episodes)

Readings of some of the greatest imaginative fiction ever written. Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known for his creation of Tarzan of the Apes, was a prolific author of what would come to be known as "science fiction" or "swords and sorcery." Accomplished film and TV actor David Stifel is your narrator and host. Join us for the adventures of a lifetime!

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Part 2 – Chapter XI – Barbara Releases a Conspirator

Billy has successfully robbed the bank in Cuivaca. Bridge coincidentally is in town at the same time. He sees Billy escaping north and gives chase.  He kills Billy’s mount but recognizes his friend at the last moment.  He offers his pony to allow Billy to make good his escape.

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Part 2 – Chapter X – Billy Cracks a Safe

Bridge has made his way to El Orobo Rancho and been hired as the bookkeeper. The ranch is owned by Anthony Harding – who has arrived at the ranch along with his daughter, Barbara! Meanwhile, Billy has been tasked by Pesita to reconnoiter the bank in Cuivaca, in preparation for the gang to rob it.

 

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Part 2 – Chapter IX – Barbara in Mexico

Billy has outwitted Pesita and Rozales in their plot to kill Bridge and Miguel.  To boot, he returns to Pesita’s camp and tells the bandit that the so-called escorts were all killed by Villa’s men. Pesita decides to bide his time – and to send Billy to Cuivaca to reconnoiter the bank where Villa keeps his ill-gotten gains.

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Part 2 – Chapter VIII – Billy’s First Command

Billy and Bridge, prisoners of the bandit Pesita, have convinced him that Billy is no gringo, but from the Germanic country of “GrannAvenoo”.  Admiring Billy’s size and strength, Pesita is willing to spare Billy’s life, He plots however to have Bridge and Miguel killed while “escorting” them to safety.

 

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Part 2 – Chapter VII – In Pesita’s Camp

Billy and Bridge have crossed the border into Mexico.  They stop briefly for food at an adobe hut and learn from Miguel of the current state of lawlessness there – with Pesita being the bandit who hates everyone epecially gringos. Lo and behold, five of Pesita’s men appear and take Billy, Bridge and Miguel captive!

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Part 2 – Chapter VI – Baby Bandits

Billy and Bridge have rescued the farm woman, Mrs. Shorter, from being murdered by the two hoboes Dink and Crumb. In gratitude, she gives the police misleading information about Billy and Bridge, allowing them to escape south on the Missouri Pacific.

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Part 2 – Chapter V – One Turn Deserves Another

Billy and Bridge have given the slip to a Chicago detective in Kansas City and are back on the road in the country. The two hoboes whom Billy thrashed come across the pair – and scheme to turn Billy in for the reward. Detective Flanagan hits the road in hot pursuit!

 

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Part 2 – Chapter IV – On the Trail

Billy and Bridge have made their way as hoboes to Kansas City. Billy has found a newspaper clipping in Bridge’s pocket relating to his conviction and flight from the law. Now en route to a diner, Bridge escorts Billy down into the establishment. As they enter, someone steps from the shadows to follow them.

 

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Part 2 – Chapter III – Five Hundred Dollars Reward

Billy Byrne is now a fugitive from justice. Hiking on the road, he discovers a hobo, Bridge, and befriends him. The two decide to cast their lot together – at least until they grow tired of each other.

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Part 2 – Chapter II – The Escape

Billy Byrne has returned to Chicago, determined to clear his name and honor of the false murder charge against him.  Instead, he is convicted and sent to Joliet for life. In the train taking him to life imprisonment, Billy finds an opportunity to leap from the train, dragging along the guard handcuffed to him.

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