A Rock and a Hard Place - Prologue "Circulating with the Robbers Roosters" Summary & Analysis

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Prologue "Circulating with the Robbers Roosters" Summary and Analysis

John Griffith is a member of Butch Cassidy's gang, the Wild Bunch. He has the marked characteristic of one blue eye and one brown eye. He is nicknamed "Blue John" by his first employer, where he worked as a cook for the Harris cattle operation.

Along with Blue John, Silver Tip and Indian Ed are part of a second string of men who aid the Wild Bunch. Following a shootout in Roost Canyon, all three men disappear. Indian Ed is rumored to have gone to Oklahoma, Silver Tip escapes after ten years in prison, and Blue John is last seen in 1899 traveling toward Arizona or Mexico, never reaching a suspected destination of Lee's Ferry. Blue John vanishes.

The prologue is a brief introduction to John Griffith, a man known...

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