The French edition was lying on the table in the doctor's waiting room, so I picked it up and started leafing through it. The Bounty Hunter, I learned, is the lowest of the low. They are the vultures of the Wild West, and you can spot them at an early age. We get some illustrative scenes featuring the young Elliot Belt.
"Who's chopped down my cherry tree??" shouts the irate father. No one answers. "A quarter to anyone who can tell me who did it!" he adds. And suddenly, there's Elliot with his hand out, saying "It was me!"
Later, at school, Elliot points out three of his classmates. "Him, him and him!" he says. "Thank you Elliot!" says his teacher. "That's two good conduct marks and a 10 in arithmetic!"