I must say, the hat is less than impressive. It looks like a bowler.
His full height is a bit less than 6 inches.
Honestly, I imagine that the skin of drowning victims feels a lot like Buck's biceps do. [Shudder]
But I think this is one of those life experiences that should remain precious and unique.
Who knows? It may eventually be the basis of another novel. There's been a lot more pathos involved in the past 72 hours than I have felt comfortable intimating.