Legion Pulp: Red-Headed Dancing Girl

redheadeddancgrl_2Sorry, I completely forgot to post this story last night.  Red-Headed Dancing Girl is another classic tall tale from the feverish imagination of Theodore Roscoe’s narrator Legionnaire Thibaut Corday.  It appeared in the 10 April, 1937 issue of Argosy.  With a well crafted phrase on the first page that reads “…a hippy dancing girl wearing little more than a smile, in the pose of a pirouette.” Roscoe guarantees the reader will be hooked and proceed to the rest of the story.   This story takes place in Senegal and features a common character of Foreign Legion fiction–the beautiful but tragic dancer/singer who finds herself in a seedy cafe/bar in Africa where she becomes the center of the intriguing plot and the love interest/femme fatale of various Legionnaires.  NOTE: Not my scan so thanks to the original scanner.  Also you can get all of the stories (in four volumes; eBook and/or hard copy) of Thibaut Corday from the publishers at Altus Press.

Red-Headed-Dancing-Girl

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Retired Army.
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