Meeting Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid

Lily Casey was 14 when she met Billy the Kid in New Mexico.  She was impressed:  “The Kid was active and graceful as a cat. At Seven Rivers he practiced continually with pistol or rifle, riding at a run and dodging behind the side of his mount to fire, as the Apaches did.  He was very proud of his ability to pick up a handkerchief or other object from the ground while riding at a run.”

Her older brother Robert was a bit harsher:  “He was nothing but a kid and a bum when I knowed him back then.”

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