Black Jack

black-jack2Author: Max Brand
Published: 1922


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After the death of the outlaw Black Jack, his orphaned son is raised by a spinster who is determined to make an honest man of him. The spinster’s brother, fearing his sister will disinherit him in favor of her adopted son, arranges for the boy, Terry, to discover his father’s identity and to meet the man who killed his father. Terry challenges his father’s killer and shoots the man in a fair duel. Terry then flees his home in disgrace. He tries to live an honest life but no one will trust the son of Black Jack.