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The Ballad Of The Flim Flam Man

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With a quicksilver tongue, the hands of a grifter, and a heart full of pure larceny, Mordecai Jones is a con man of comic proportions. Where Mordecai and his apprentice Treadwell go, trouble follows: tobacco barns burn down, prize chickens get eaten, and greedy folks lose a few dollars.
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David
There’s nothing like old-fashioned light fiction from time to time. This is a story that focuses on two con artists and their adventures in my home state of North Carolina. Mordecai Jones, the flim-flam man, befriends Curley Treadaway, an AWOL veteran of the US Army, and the couple decides to set out on a quest to make some easy money and avoid the Law.

Owen’s two main characters never con anyone who haven’t first proved themselves greedy. This seems to be the way that they excuse their actions,
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Caitlin Schneiderman
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Guy Owen's story is a witty tale of adventure and mayhem set in rural North Carolina in the tobacco-farming southeast. First published in 1965, made into a movie in 1967, it is one of my husband's favorite pieces of entertainment, and I decided it was time that I read it. The author nailed the dialogue, the dialiect and humanity's gullibility and greed.
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