What became of Bayonet Melville

A metallic crack and, with a frightful wave of stench, the suitcase sprang open.

Under the light he saw the ruined eye, the flattened face and blood- stiff mustache of Bayonet Melville on a bed of seaweed. The gelatinous horror slid out onto the wharf.

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

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Krista Stevens

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