Louis L’Amour Quote

“and if you fight one of us and beat him, you’ve got to fight us all.” -unknown

 

Ever wonder where Louis got his inspiration from? He often got it from real life.

Louis L’Amour’s inspiration for the Sackett characters was a pair of young cowboys that pulled him out of a street fight in Tucumcari, New Mexico when he was fifteen. When Louis asked them why the other boys had seemed so afraid of them the older one explained that they were cousins and between them they had over a dozen brothers . . . “and if you fight one of us and beat him, you’ve got to fight us all.” Louis spent only a few days with them, talking through the evenings and riding the Pecos valley but their sense of clan-like loyalty and simple but honest philosophy stayed with him.

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