Amazon Prime Ad

Duel in the Snow, or Red Ryder Nails the Cleveland Street Kid (short story)

  • Type: Short Story

Duel in the Snow, or Red Ryder Nails the Cleveland Street Kid is a 1966 short story by notable author Jean Shepherd. - AsNotedIn

My mother, leaning over a pot of simmering oatmeal, suddenly asked out of the blue: "What would you like for Christmas?"

Horrified, I heard myself blurt: "A Red Ryder BB gun!"

Without pausing or even missing a stroke with her tablespoon, she shot back, "Oh no, you'll shoot out one of your eyes."

It was the deadly Mother BB gun block! I was sunk!Jean Shepherd, Duel in the Snow, or Red Ryder Nails the Cleveland Street Kid




Google Ad
Places
  • Hammond, Indiana Fictional Hohman, Indiana, is based on Jean Shepherd's home town of Hammond, Indiana.
  • Manhattan, New York City Silently we shared our tiny Automat table as the great throng of pre-Christmas quick-lunchers.... It is an Art, the ability to nurse a single cup of coffee through an entire ten-hour day of sitting out of the biting cold of mid-December Manhattan.
  • Rogers, AR, Arkansas Rogers, Arkansas is home to Daisy Outdoor Products, manufacters of the Red Ryder BB gun.

Timeline

Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1966/00/00 Jean Shepherd Author Jean Shepherd's "Duel in the Snow, or Red Ryder Nails the Cleveland Street Kid" is published by Doubleday.
1966/00/00 Doubleday Publisher Jean Shepherd's "Duel in the Snow, or Red Ryder Nails the Cleveland Street Kid" is published by Doubleday.
1974/12/24 Jean Shepherd Radio Host Now a Christmas tradition, Shepherd reads an abridge version of "Duel in the Snow, or Red Ryder Nails the Cleveland Street Kid" on his long-running WOR-AM NYC radio show.

Information »



Particulars for Duel in the Snow, or Red Ryder Nails the Cleveland Street Kid (short story):
Season Christmas the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth, late December in the Western Church
Narrative Arts Comedy, Humor the quality of being amusing or comic, especially as expressed in literature or speech.
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction

Information
Original Language: English



Shop Amazon
Google Ad

Google Ad