Lilly now grabbed one of the truant feet, jerking it over to the other side of the cypress knee against its mate.
“Looks like a chunk carved out of a cypress knee,” adds a second.
He was about five feet seven, but as tough as a cypress knee.
The cypress knee, out of which Woodley and Heywood “gouged” the smooth-bore bullet, is also examined, its position noted.
The bullet extracted from the cypress knee, has been tried in the barrel of his gun, and found to fit exactly.
Now the problem of getting both the boy's legs on one side of the cypress knee was presented to them.
They saw Tad sitting on a cypress knee, gazing down into the black pool, a satisfied grin on his face.