Buck Thorpe

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Display Name: 
Buck Thorpe
Sort Name: 
Thorpe, Buck
AKA: 
Jackson and Longstreet Fentry
Bucksnort
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Poor White
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Born-and-Dies
Cause of Death: 
Murder
Real?: 
No
Biography: 

Buck Thorpe, (aka Jackson and Longstreet Fentry) is a young, poor-white man, who, at the beginning of "Tomorrow," has just been shot and killed by the farmer Bookwright for either sleeping with or attempting to sleep with his seventeen-year-old daughter. Buck, born to a young poor-white woman given shelter by Jackson Fentry, is raised by Fentry and given the name Jackson and Longstreet. At around three years of age, Jackson and Longstreet is reclaimed by his mother's family, the Thorpes, and is not heard from again until, as the ne'er do well Buck Thorpe, he is shot by Bookwright. Jackson Fentry's refusal to acquit Bookwright, due to love for his deceased adopted son, is the "mystery" investigated by Gavin Stevens and Chick Mallison.

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