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Free, Major Mickey.

A pseudonym of Dr. Harry Enton, used but once in the Beadle publications, was "Major Mickey Free."(1) For the Half-Dime Library written under this name, see Enton.

"Mickey Free" was the name of the comic servant in Charles Lever's novel, "Charles O'Malley," published in 1841. Later it was applied to Robert Harriott, the pedestrian (died November 21, 1878), from his supposed resemblance to that character. Harriott once walked a thousand miles in a thousand consecutive hours, the first man in America to do so.


1 This name is verified by comparison of Pocket Library, no. 299, by Enton, with Half-Dime Library, no. 328, given under the name "Mickey Free." The two stories are identical.

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