Sunday, 26 April 2015

Hidden Histories

Poul Anderson, The Boat of A Million Years (London, 1991).

"...the remuda amounted to just a pair of ponies each and three pack mules." (p. 279)

"...touch of knees and twitch of hackamore..." (p. 281)

"'The Tejanos stole her...'" (p. 285)

Of course I have heard of "...Texas Rangers..." (p. 286) but never knew any details. (The Lone Ranger has the cleverest origin story for a masked avenger.)

Hanno had told Richelieu that he had been under the patronage of Pharaoh Psammetk and now we learn that he knew Benjamin Franklin. He meets Chief Quanah of the Comanches. I had never realized how much history was in The Boat Of A Million Years.

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