Danie Toerien
2 minute read
9 Jun 2020
6:20 am

Oh, to rob a bank like in a cowboy dream

Danie Toerien

Being an outlaw was my dream. Everything about it was desirable: riding horses, always camping and robbing banks.

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One of my childhood dreams was to be a cowboy. I don’t know if it was because of television series like The High Chaparral or movies like The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, but I was hooked. While most of my friends always wanted to be the sheriffs, being an outlaw was my dream. Everything about it was desirable: riding horses, always camping and robbing banks. And did the outlaws rob banks! They’d tie a handkerchief around their faces, storm into a bank, fire a few rounds into the roof and demand the money. Then they’d hop onto their...