Swift & progeny

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Mon Apr 2 16:28:21 UTC 2001

>>From Barry Popik's earlier post:
>"the immortal Tom Swift, of whom Frank Merriwell, the Rover Boys and >even
>Tom Swift, Jr.--his contemporary namesake--are the palest reflections. "

Another decidedly anemic descendant of Tom Swift was the loathsome prig,
Gallant, from the moralistic cartoon strip "Goofus & Gallant" that used to
appear in the children's mag, /Highlights/ that we used to find in waiting
rooms in the 50's & 60's. Some of you Boomers will probably remember it.
A. Murie

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