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Who Was That Masked Kid?

Ralphie might have wanted a Red Ryder B B gun in Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story”, but the kid in this story wants a lot more. He fantasizes about becoming the Lone Ranger, the Masked Man himself, but is thwarted at every turn. “Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear”, when the Masked Kid tries to realize his dreams, only to discover they may be harder than he thought.