By Brian Brennan
Meet invoice Peyto, the mythical mountain guy who as soon as permit a lynx unfastened in a saloon to determine how speedy the drunks may get away. Or Calgary's infamous prostitute Pearl Miller, who left such an impact with Canadian infantrymen within the moment global warfare that they answered to the yank signal "Remember Pearl Harbor" with "To hell with Pearl Harbour, take into account Pearl Miller." Or Elizabeth "Sweaty Betty" Abbott, an Edmonton slum landlord recognized for punching out abusive husbands and taking good care of their battered other halves. Or the reluctant Lord, Fred Perceval, who inherited the name Earl of Egmont yet made up our minds after dwelling in his English fortress for many years that he quite desired to be a rancher after all.
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