So instead of becoming a friend and a neighbor to the men who settled about him, Canute become a mystery and a terror.
This tale penned in 1896 was selected as one of the 100 Best Western Short Stories by the fine editor, Jon E. Lewis.
I must say I agree whole-heartedly with Mr. Lewis on this one.
Truthful, heartfelt, and written with a feel for the loneliness of settlement that the author herself had firsthand experience with.
On the money as few mere plot driven tales can ever be.