In the Tulesby Bret Harte
Format of Original Source: Short Story
Recommended Adaptation Length:
Candidate for Adaptation? Not Likely
“Did you never hear,” he said, with a singular smile, “that it was about the meanest kind of luck that could happen to you to save a drowning man?”
A young settler saves the life of an outlaw, who repays the favor so often and in so many ways, that it’s now the settler who owes the outlaw a favor. A fine short story. But unless you’re adapting for readers’ theatre, probably not a good musical as there are too many brief events spread out over long stretches of time, and no real scenes between the two characters…only a lifelong connection.
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