“Stubby Pringle sits in his saddle and he grins into cold and distance and future full of festivity.”
In 1964, Jack Schaefer, the man who gave us such iconic works as Shane and Monte Walsh produced what is ostensibly called a children’s book. It is a brief tale of a cowboy, Mr. Pringle, and the Holiday in question.
It is told in tall-tale form, and while it may be called a children’s story, this grown man finds his heartstrings tugged and his eyes a bit leaky every time he reads it.
A bondafide classic in both the Western and Holiday canon.