A fifteen-year-old boy who works as a bonepicker on the plains of Texas. When the man tells Elrod and his companions how he came to be in possession of David Brown’s necklace of ears, Elrod accuses him of being a liar. Elrod returns to the man’s camp later that night armed with a rifle, and the man kills him.
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