Title: The Captive Women
Author: Walter D. Edmonds
Cover artist: Denver Gillen
Estimated Value: $8
Best things about this cover:
- Something about "Squat-o" there gives the whole cover a wacky feel. Like this is going to be some kind of domestic comedy. I'm pretty sure he's saying "What is it with dames these days, Fred!?"
- Fred is nodding knowingly. "I know, man. My captive woman keeps maxing out my credit card. I'm like, 'Damn, babe, how many damn pairs of moccasins do you need?'"
- What is Fred gripping? Is it a gun? If so, follow-up: how long were guns back then?
Best things about this back cover:
- $8.64 with tax.
- This is called "The Captive Women" because "Delia's Gone" was taken.
- Does the relative handsomeness of the "buck" mitigate the slavery somehow? I would've guessed 'no.'
While they slept the woman and the girl went through their packs, exclaiming at the worn out moccasins and the mending to be done and showing each other the best pelts.
Fred was right, man. These broads are crazy for moccasins.
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