Fergus was a Swede, and he'd been trapping Iowa marshes and streams for most of his fifty-five years. His hands showed the scars he'd earned learning how not to handle muskrats, and his fingers were swollen from years of plunging them into half-frozen water to make a set or recover a trap...
Sketch: Vol. 33
, Article 8.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/sketch/vol33/iss1/8