Grinning Man

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"Grinning Man"
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Cover of the Legends anthology
Author Orson Scott Card
Country United States
Language English
Series The Tales of Alvin Maker
Genre(s) Fantasy, alternate history
Published in Legends
Publisher Tor Books
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Publication date 1998

"Grinning Man" (1998) is a alternate history/fantasy short story by American writer Orson Scott Card, set in his The Tales of Alvin Maker series. It was published in the anthology Legends.

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Alvin and Arthur are traveling through Kentucky country and come across a man who is grinning at a bear. Further on, they find a town where a prosperous miller takes Alvin and Arthur in to work, but Alvin soon discovers why the miller is so prosperous.

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