"like Billy the Kid, with all eyes on me, I walked slowly through the town, looking in windows, stopping for cigars. I broke that town in half like a wooden match "

Billy kid
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Billy the kid was a notorious outlaw, sensationalised through American folklore as one of the true gunfighters of the old west. However warped the Kids history may be, it seems correct for Chinaski to relate to him with his outlaw status and macho persona.