Notes: 35 leaves; ribbon-copy typescript, with extensive corrections with Wite-Out and retyping. This story is an alternate history in which the Wright Brothers, a young Erwin Rommel and Sheriff Pat Garrett meet in a shabby hotel in the West. The story was first published in The Best of the West, edited by Joe R. Lansdale. It was included in Other Seasons, a collection of Barrett's best stories from his fifty-year career.
Edition + Condition: A fine copy, inscribed on the cover, "For you, Tom! Original (elec. typewriter) (plus rejections! comments) Neal Barrett Jr." Barrett has lightly noted the word count of each page in blue pencil at the base of each leaf. The typescript is accompanied by several rejection letters, plus its acceptance letter. Housed in a custom archival folding paper sleeve.
Publication: [ca. 1985].
Item No: #676