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The Porcupine's Quill

English - 108 pages - ISBN-10: 0889840660 - ISBN-13: 9780889840669

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`I am Stockton, Reverend Leonard Stockton. Fifty-one years a minister of this gospel. Always looking ahead ... and always behind. That is why I am here tonight. It's in my character to have the last word ... first.' ... and so we are introduced to The Fighting Parson, a character based on the life of Methodist minister J.O.L. Spracklin who epitomized, more than any other figure during Prohibition, the dramatic confrontation between the forces of temperance and the rumrunners. With guns strapped to his belt, Spracklin wailed from the pulpit and roamed the streets, taking on the task of eradicating demon rum with unrestrained enthusiasm.`Among the more flamboyant figures to appear during Ontario's experiment with Prohibition was a Methodist minister, Leslie Spracklin, who was appointed liquor licence inspector in the Windsor area. He led vigilante raids on smugglers and speakeasies and eventually shot and killed a saloon owner who had been a close childhood friend. Gervais's play, based on Spracklin's life, has saloon girls, music (both secular and religious), a little dancing, violence and revenge -- almost everything, one would judge, for an exciting evening at the theatre.'

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