China Men - The Wild Man of the Green Swamp Summary & Analysis

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The Wild Man of the Green Swamp Summary

In 1975, some of the residents of Green Swamp, Florida, saw a wild man running through the swamp near the town. He was rumored to be a savage or a wild animal, though most people doubted a human could survive in the swamp. Eventually, a party of law-enforcement officers cornered the man and extracted him from the swamp. He had been living on wild animal flesh and was covered by insect bites, though he otherwise appeared clean and well-kept.

The wild man was from China, where he had a wife and children. He had obtained a job as a hand on a freighter but had quickly become homesick and desired to return to China. His crewmates had arranged for his transport home and took him to the airport in Tampa, Florida. The...

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