Siam: A Gangster Came to See Kenneth

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Siam: A Gangster Came to See Kenneth


Kenneth was in a chapel when a gangster came in to see him, along with two companions. He looked like a coolie but he seemed educated. He told his story to Kenneth, how he ruined his life as a spoiled child of a wealthy father. He worked in a rice mill and lived a wicked life. He apparently came to see Kenneth to confess what he had done and take a burden off his conscience.


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1929


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Kenneth Landon (1903-1993)



Sound File Location

Box 77: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 38-54

Clip Location

Hour 49, clip 8


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: A Gangster Came to See Kenneth,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed October 24, 2020,