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White Water (1941) [Short Story]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The editors of The Ethnic Detectives tell us that the word métis, meaning of mixed blood, specifically means a mixture of French-Canadian and Cree in the case of Poleon Baptiste, the hero of this story. We must assume then that this is true of the métis of Canada in general, and that Poleon and his big rival, Andre, are recognizable as such, because this story never discusses the rivals' ancestry, and this is the only Poleon Baptiste story ever written! The unscrupulous Andre, in fact, is referred to— derisively, it seems—as "the half-breed" whenever the plucky little Poleon has him at a disadvantage. A "mad killer" is the McGuffin, or pretext, for this white-water canoe race to determine which man shall be official tracker for the RCMP, but it is a different criminal who is detected, tried and punished in the course of the contest.

The story was published in This Week Magazine in 1941, and has been collected in The Ethnic Detectives (1985).

Original title: White Water
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Ethnic Detectives, the (1985) [Anthology]
      Authors: Manly Wade Wellman , Georges Simenon , Eric Ambler , Marcia Muller , Raoul Whitfield , Edward D. Hoch , Tony Hillerman , H. R. F. Keating , James Yaffe , Ed McBain , John Ball , Janwillem van de Wetering , Robert van Gulik , Josh Pachter , Robert Somerlott , W. Ryerson Johnson , Hayford Peirce

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