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  • Captain Wade Hunnicutt is the wealthiest and most powerful citizen in his Texan town; he is also a notorious womanizer, which has turned his wife Hannah against him. She has brought up their son Theron to be dependent upon her; but as he reaches adulthood, Hunnicutt insists on taking over his upbringing, initiating him in hunting and other masculine pursuits, under the watchful eye of Rafe, Hunnicutt's loyal employee. But Theron's new lifestyle leads him into a love-affair with a local girl, and thence to his learning things about his parents that were previously hidden from him.

    - Written by David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>
  • Captain Wade Hunnicutt is the first citizen in his Texas town. Everyone knows him and respects him, though he does have to come face to face with an irate husband now and then as he is known to have relations with many of the local ladies. He and is wife Hannah live in the same house but are estranged and living separate lives. She has devoted herself to raising their son Theron who has as a result developed something of a reputation as a mama's boy. As he approaches 18, he asks his father to teach him to be a man and he is soon fishing and hunting. He is surprised however when he goes to collect the pretty Libby Halstead but has the door slammed in his face by the girl's father. He doesn't understand why Libby's father would hate him seeing as they had never really met. As he learns the family secrets, he is aghast and decides to make his own way in life. It all leads to death and tragedy.

    - Written by garykmcd


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