Cowboys Abroad: Schnell on the Draw

Ten thousand Germans were in their places in Bad Segeberg's outdoor amphitheater last week to see Old Shatterhand make his grand appearance. Shatterhand slithered down a sheer rock wall and, armed only with moral courage, set out to defeat Brave Buffalo, chief of the Shoshone. In the end, it was no surprise that Old Shatterhand had triumphed again, and no surprise that the leader of the bad guys fell into a geyser and was parboiled.

Old Shatterhand, lean and heroic, is a German version of a U.S. cowboy who has made the Old West...

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