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Mystery – July 14

Dave Rudabaugh — the only man known to have crossed paths on both sides of the law with Dave Mather, Bat Masterson, Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday (whom he taught to use a pistol, and from whom he learned to gamble) — was born on this date in 1854.

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist learns a valuable skill from an accomplished criminal who is notably less infamous than all the criminals s/he’s known to have worked with.

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