Wednesday, August 24, 2011


"The Coward"
Lucas becomes involved in a battle between an aspiring writer recently fired as cook for a trail outfit and a cocky, bragging trail hand who finds it fun to whip up on those weaker then himself.
From "The Rifleman Episode Guide List"

George Collins was an aspiring writer whose family hailed from back East. By "back East", it could be that he was from Maine, where his family founded the town of Collinsport.

If so, he may have seen this painting in his family's ancestral home of Collinwood.....


Toby O'B said...

It was purely serendipiteevee that this story gets posted around the same time as the "Dark Shadows" convention was held.....

PDXWiz said...

Aspiring writer...fired cook...back East... yup, he sounds like he should be a Collins. You know how unusual Barnabas' family is...again, a perfect connection. Lofty goals, but a misfit in life.

Gordon Long

Toby O'B said...

are you talking about Collins or me? LOL