Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 83

Title

Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 83

Description

Typescript from the third draft of Robert Kroetsch's 1969 novel The Studhorse Man.

Source

Archives and Special Collections

Publisher

Calgary: University of Calgary

Date

Contributor

Robertson, James
Smith, Amanda

Relation

Kroetsch, Robert. The Studhorse Man.

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

MsC. 27.10.3

UUID

ac5cb972-f4f7-45ca-8d88-21191ccfffca

Text

[Typescript]

N.B. The scrotum is spoken of as the "purse". Investigate implications.

Second soldier comes through deep snow leading Noah by lariat. Soldier, a very young private, eager to talk. Hazard feigns interest while soldier speculates: is shocked that any man should wish to kill another. Can only explain by suggesting cannibalism. Hazard agrees, putting on snowshoes; says killer must be captured and hanged at public hanging, a fine old custom that must be revived. Both soldiers agree.

Five crows, having circled up from Royal Lawn Bowling Club, fly to lantern that surmounts dome of Legislative Building; Hazard points this out to young men as further sign of advent of spring.

Chase begins; on South Side they hit traffic of Saturday shoppers and farmers in city to see horses. Policeman's version: at Whyte Avenue
[Holographic annotations]

 I have arranged the next three cards so as to suggest an order that was not necessarily present in Hazard's rambling conversation:

amused by distortion of facts he suggests

Original Format

Typescript draft with holographic annotations

Files

studhorse man - draft 3 p83 crop final.jpg

Citation

Kroetsch, Robert, 1927-2011, “Typescript draft of The Studhorse Man, page 83,” University of Calgary Class Projects, accessed June 18, 2024, https://omeka.ucalgary.ca/document/298.