One of Hadleyburg’s Nineteeners. Mr. Cox is the “editor-proprietor” of the local newspaper. When Edward Richards rushes out into the night to spread word of the stranger’s mysterious sack of gold, he finds Mr. Cox and tells him to print the story. Later that night, both Edward and Cox come upon each other once more in the streets, both headed back to the newspaper offices to intercept the story, for they have both decided in private that they should keep the gold to themselves. However, when they reach the offices, they find that the papers have already been shipped. This episode portrays Mr. Cox as a man who is just as dishonest and morally corruptible as Edward Richards. In keeping with this, he is later publicly humiliated with the rest of the Nineteeners.
Mr. Cox Character Timeline in The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Cox appears in The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.