Title: A Sergeant of the Orphan Troop
Author: Frederic Remington
In: The Mammoth Book of Westerns (Jon E. Lewis)
Rating Out of 5: 3 (On the fence about this one)
My Bookshelves: Westerns
Dates read: 6th April 2020
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: A late arrival came up, breathing heavily, dropped his gun, and springing up and down, yelled, “Be jabbers, I have got among om at last!”
A western adventure that takes you away to a whole new place.
Admittedly, I’m not hugely into westerns. They’re just not my forte. Which means that it’s been an interesting journey thus far reading a collection of western short stories. And I’m finding them surprisingly enjoyable. This story being the perfect example of that. There is something fun and engaging about the writing and it’s a nice little adventure. However, I don’t really have all that much to say about it… it was just… fun.
A Sergeant of the Orphan Troop was more what I expected out of a western – cowboys and Indians kind of style. When you say western, that’s kind of what I picture. Probably not quite accurate. But still…
This is an easy, simple read and a nice way to depart from the realities of the world for a little while. However, it isn’t anything insanely ground breaking and soul shaking.