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A Bank Robber Who Helped People


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Pretty Boy Floyd was not just an ordinary American bank robber.

Unlike other bank robbers, Floyd, while robbing a bank, would destroy property mortgage documents, thus releasing many citizens from their debt burden.

The people of Oklahoma dubbed him “The Robin Hood of Cookson Hills.”


robber: a person who steals, a burglar, thief.
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mortgage: a special loan for buying property such as a house, etc.
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to dub: to give a name to.
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Read by John Edwin Skelton.