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DrRockopolis2010-12-09 10:30:07

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I'm not sure if the Framing Story counts as a Literary Agent Hypothesis; Edgar Rice Burroughs is relaying the memoirs of Captain John Carter after his death in 1884.

  • As a boy, he first met 'Uncle Jack' when he visited the family plantation before the civil war. He sounds awesome; handsome, fit, gentlemanly.
  • They don't see him for at least a decade after the war, and he doesn't seem to have changed at all. He spent time prospecting in Arizona, and seems to have hit it big. He does brood when he thinks no one is looking, though, and eventually moves to New York.

After his death, he leaves everything to Edgar Rice Burroughs, with the instructions that his memoirs not be opened for eleven years and that he be buried in a well ventilated vault, one that has a lock that opens from the inside.

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