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 XIV – ‘Twixt Love and Duty

Billy has been apprehended by 3 Villistas while attempting to return the Brazos pony to the lady at El Orobo Rancho. Billy is brought to El Orobo for the night. Barbara insists on meeting the captive – and discovers it is Billy – who is convinced that she has fallen in love with Bridge!

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Part 2 – Chapter XIII – Barbara Again

Word come to El Orobo Rancho that Bridge has been captured by Villa and is to be shot.  Barbara gets word to “the American with Pesita” that a fellow American is in danger.  Billy mounts a rescue for Bridge and breaks him out of jail.  He kids Bridge about the lady who obviously loves him enough to get help for him, not realizing it is Barbara!

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Part 2 – Chapter XII – Billy to the Rescue

Grayson, the foreman at El Orobo Rancho, has put 2 and 2 together and come up with 22. He believes Bridge robbed the bank in Cuivaca and plans to hand Bridge over to Villa.  Barbara aids him to escape. Grayson then makes an improper advance to Barbara.  He is spurned.

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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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