Tall Tales: Caroline Canaan
Shit, I’d sooner believe she stolt that child from Old Hob!
That bitch’d give most folks the creeps even if she weren’t Hell and Savior with a pistol, but since half the hombres as get mixed up with her wind up in a shallow grave, there’s a right few tall tales been said ‘bout Caroline Canaan.
Some say she made a deal with the Devil to see the future, and he took her eyes to Hell as a down payment on her soul.
Others say she’s the Devil himself, and that she wears them lenses to hide the Hellfire in her eyes.
I even heard it said she cut her own eyes out on account o’ her seein’ how everybody’s gonna die!
Folks speculate she’s a demon or an angel or a prophet of the Almighty. They say she were sent here to deal out justice to the righteous and wicked both.
She sure as shit showed up outta nowhere at any rate, and aint nobody can get a fix on what she’s up to.