WEST GERMANY: Sie Ritten Da'lang, Podner

Cowboys and Indians rekindle the Old West

Grimy cowboys clanked around in spurs and chaps, six-guns at the ready. Loinclothed Indians eyed them suspiciously from their tepees or wandered casually around campfires. Union Army cavalrymen, in a spirit of truce, hobnobbed with Confederate soldiers in the local saloon.

But wait. Wasn't most of the chow sizzling over campfires Wurst instead of baked beans? And as for the hard stuff being downed in the saloon, wasn't it Steffens Pils and Schnaps instead of redeye? And those redskins turning a little too red...

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