Outer Banks Mysteries and Seaside Stories - 7. The Legend of Old Buck Summary & Analysis

Charles Harry Whedbee
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7. The Legend of Old Buck Summary

Many people are familiar with the old Christian legend of Saint George killing the dragon. A lesser-known part of the story is that the dragon appeals to George for mercy, and asks that he let its spirit live. George agrees to let the dragon's spirit go, if it will promise to never again return to England. The dragon's spirit moves to Europe, where it possesses various animals. In the sixteenth century, a duke named Don Carlos falls out of favor with the king of Spain, and is exiled, along with his family, to America, which has only recently been discovered by the Europeans. Don Carlos fills a galleon with his family, his riches, and his prize fighting bull, Bucca. Bucca is the biggest, meanest bull anyone has seen, and Don Carlos plans to use Bucca to sire a line...

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