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The Catch Colt

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Owner of the largest ranch in his part of Wyoming, Jepson Heath is a proud and determined man. He manages his affairs with a firm hand, including the engagement of his beautiful daughter, Letty. The only man Jepson considers to be good enough for her is his college-educated foreman, Hank, but while Letty's hand may be pledged, her heart is not; and when Joey Bud, a handsom ...more
Paperback, 114 pages
Published June 1st 1964 by Dramatist's Play Service (first published 1964)
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Apr 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mary O'Hara Alsop, a writer of Wyoming ranch stories including My Friend Flicka.

O'Hara was also an accomplished pianist and composer. She composed a folk musical, called Catch Colt which means a child born out of wedlock.

This Novella of a folk story is of young love, between Letty and Joey (the Catch Colt, he does not have any family, states he is a loner, and figures his age to be 20). Letty's father does not want Joey to be with his daughter. He wants her with a well educated young man that
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars. If you can bear with a textbook case of love-at-first-sight, this is a rather sweet story. It was novelized from the author's stage musical, which probably accounts for the slightly sketchy and bare-bones feeling of the text—I would have liked seeing it a bit longer so a lot of the characters could have been better developed. What really shines through is O'Hara's love for Wyoming, captured in the brief but vivid descriptions of the landscape and what it means to the people who made t ...more
Muriel Schwenck
Novelisation of a musical. A simple sweet plot. Short book. Sweet romance for young girls, to simple for adult reading.
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Mary O’Hara Alsop, an American author, screenwriter, and composer, was born July 10, 1885, in Cape May, N.J., to Reese Fell Alsop and Mary Lee (Spring). She grew up in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., where her father was an Episcopal clergyman.

In 1905, Ms. O'hara married Kent Kane Parrot, whom she later divorced. Her second marriage to Helge Sture-Vasa from Sweden in 1922 also ended in divorce in 1947. Ms
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