The Underneath Characters

Kathi Appelt
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Grandmother Moccasin

Grandmother Moccasin is a serpent-like creature with both human and reptile blood. She had the option of once taking on her human form. It is hinted that as a human she had a husband, but he betrayed her. As a result, she returned to her reptile form and has lived by herself in the bayou for what is described as more than a thousand years. During this period, Grandmother is approached by Night Song, a creature who is also part human and part reptile. Night Song refers to Grandmother as her “mother.” The two become close until Night Song becomes restless and falls in love with Hawk Man. Grandmother is hurt because she believes she has been abandoned and betrayed once again.

After ten years of waiting and hoping that Night Song would return to her, Grandmother decides to take matters into her own hands. She lures...

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