The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs (2)
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The Prospector (Tom Waits), arrives in a beautiful verdant valley, and scares away the wildlife with his loud song, and overbearing presence. He spends a number of days by the river in this valley, convinced that there is a pocket of gold to be found. He regularly addresses ‘Mr Pocket,’ as he methodically digs and pans for gold nuggets – finally closing in on his prize. As he breaks open the biggest rock to reveal the gold, a thief appears and shoots him in the back. 

Ultimately, the Prospector comes out on top, and spends some time ranting about the way in which the Young Man tried to swoop in and take his gold after watching him do all the hard work. This correlates with the first chapter – The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs – and the idea of knocking down another in order...

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