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: D. W. Griffith in a Nutshell :

an excerpt by Jesse Lee Kercheval


When a harum-scarum mountain girl
is seduced by a traveller from the valley
her brother tracks the seducer down

and kills him. In retaliation,
a sheriffs posse captures the brother
and prepares to lynch him.

Mother intervenes and,
to save her son the disgrace of hanging,
shoots him in the head.”

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