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 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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Chapter XVIII – The Gulf Between

Billy has at last been rescued from the island of head hunters. Now in New York, Billy looks up Professor Cassidy, a fight manager he knows and agrees to trade sparring for food. Professor Cassidy pits Billy against his best fighter – and Billy coldcocks the guy! Cassidy has found his next champion!

 

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Chapter XVII – Home Again

Billy has resced Billy Mallory and Mr. Harding from the village of Yoka. Grievously wounded in the escape, he sends the two men ahead to find and rescue Barbara while he holds off the pursuers. Moving on without him, Mallory and Harding take Billy for dead when they hear no more gunshots from his position. They push on to find Barbara and tell her the sad news.

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Chapter XVI – The Supreme Sacrifice

Rescue has come to Billy and Barbara. The crew of the adandoned Lotus has caught up with the pirates and found their island. However, the natives have captured Barbara’s father and Billy Mallory – not dead as Billy and Barbara had thought. Now Billy has rushed off into the jungle to rescue Mr. Harding and Mallory.

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