The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown

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"The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" is a short story by Damon Runyon telling of the improbable — but eventually triumphant — love between an inveterate gambler (Sky Masterson) and a missionary girl (the Miss Sarah Brown of the title). It was the basis for the musical Guys and Dolls, with a similar plot line, but with many additional twists and turns added before the lovers are finally reunited and live happily ever after. It was first published in 1933.[1] In 1949, it was dramatized on radio as part of a program called Damon Runyon Theatre.[2]


  1. ^ "Collier's Weekly, January 28, 1933". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
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