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“Half Man, Half Alligator” – An Extinct Breed

keelboat sailorOne of my favorites of the minor characters in His Promise True was Kirby, the loud-mouthed keelboat sailor. Since part of the point of the book was to portray the different types of people in the early American frontier, I certainly wanted to include the keelboatmen, a unique group who were legendary at one time but now are all but forgotten.

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