Il Piasa - L'uccello mangia uomini

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Nel 1673 i primi esploratori europei a viaggiare lungo il fiume Mississippi notano, sulle alte scogliere a strapiombo, il dipinto di un enorme mostro con le ali. Qual è la sua origine?
Perché qualcuno si è preso la briga di dipingerlo sulla parete della scogliera, rischiando la propria vita? Gli indiani hanno tramandato la terrificante storia di una creatura simile ad un drago, che divorava gli uomini, e di un coraggioso capo tribù che l'aveva uccisa. Il racconto fantastico, basato su una leggenda locale di un drago e precedentemente pubblicato nel 1975 sul numero di Dicembre della rivista FANTASTIC, è ora disponibile.
È risaputo che le storie di origine europea o asiatica sui draghi risalgono a migliaia di anni fa. Può una simile creatura aver angustiato un popolo appena a nord dell'attuale Saint Louis? Un drago in Nord America?
Gli esploratori francesi Père Marquette e Joliet pagaiano lungo il Padre delle Acque; sono i primi europei a viaggiare nel centro del continente del Nord America, da poco scoperto.
Père Marquette e Joliet scoprono il dipinto.
Perché qualche artista indiano a noi sconosciuto avrebbe dovuto rischiare la propria vita per farlo? Le scogliere perpendicolari si innalzano dal fiume per centinaia di metri. Alcuni nativi devono aver calato un artista dalla cima, e questo pendeva al di sopra delle rocce della riva del fiume, mentre loro manovravano.
Nel fiume, dei guerrieri indiani sulle canoe sorpassano gli esploratori. Passati davanti al dipinto del mostro volante dalle sembianze di un drago, colpiscono questo con le loro frecce.
Molte delle frecce vengono perse poiché si spezzano o rimbalzano sulle rocce di calcare bianco e cadono nel fiume.
Cos'è che spaventa così tanto gli indiani?
Pertanto, scorri verso l'alto e clicca su "Compra" per scoprire di più!
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Richard Stooker proviene dalla cittadina di Alton (Illinois), sul fiume Mississippi. La rivista FATE ha definito Alton "la cittàdina più infestata d'America". La storia di Alton mescola leggenda e violenza, grandi fonti di ispirazione per uno scrittore emergente di racconti fantastici e misteriosi.
L'esperienza lavorativa di Richard include 30 anni di servizi sociali per un ente governativo, la vendita porta a porta di TV via cavo per le strade più difficili di Saint Louis e l'asporto di pizze a Rock Hill e dintorni.

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Nov 24, 2016
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10
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9781633398597
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Italian
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Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
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33,000 words

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