Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Good Samaritan Strikes Again

By Patrick F. McManus

A collection of stories by humor and outdoors writer Pat McManus which includes, of course, the title story where Pat tries to help at the scene of a crash, only to be mistaken for the victim and hauled off to the hospital despite his protests. In the last paragraph, the actual victim is finally discovered:
Fortunately, the folks at the wrecking yard found the true victim under the dashboard and rushed him off to the hospital. He was released the next day, hardly the worse for wear. I heard he kept asking the identity of the Good Samaritan who covered him with a blanket, but no one knew. Once again the helpful stranger vanished without so much as leaving his name. I think it's better that way, I really do.

This book does contain a few tall tales of his childhood days, which are the most fun to read, still the other stories in this collection are amusing and enjoyable too.

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