Jesse Plum vanished before sunrise; by afternoon the household grew convinced he had wandered off with meco.
meco lived and foraged God knew where—somewhere in the highlands beyond the Pocumtuck River.
We set sail for meco, the nearest place situated on another island close to the shores of the main land.
A progress of two, Jesse Plum and meco, bearing on a pole between them the corpse of a mountain cat.
meco wore a cast-off English bodice as a favorite breechclout.