Shaking the Nickel Bush Characters

Ralph Moody
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Ralph

Ralph is only nineteen when he learns he has diabetes at a time when there is little to no treatment for the disease. Ralph goes out to Arizona to be in a warmer climate with the hopes that this climate will be beneficial to his health. This leads to many adventures in the west, beginning with Ralph's inability to get a job because of all the returning soldiers from World War I.

Ralph goes to work on a movie set falling off of horses on purposes. This job is a difficult one that leaves most of the other fall riders to leave the set after one attempt with broken bones. Ralph is able to study the moves he will have to make and make the falls thirteen times with practically no injury. This nets Ralph enough money to buy a car and travel the back country in search...

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