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  •  Why do people like Billy the Kid? That's my (2+ / 0-)
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    question. I don't care so much about fictional characters. I like Long John Silver, for instance- who doesn't?

    •  Not sure (1+ / 0-)
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      I think some people over the years have made him out to be a sort of Robin Hood.

      You made me curious enough to go to wiki which has a long, long article that I skimmed parts of.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

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      by cfk on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:05:18 PM PST

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      •  Thanks for the link! "21 men killed in 21 years" (1+ / 0-)
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        is evidently not something for which there is any evidence, whatever the legend is. So I stand corrected! And that would explain much- if Billy the Kid killed only in defense and escaping from jail, I can see how people see him as much-maligned. The question is, can either version be trusted?

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