Rifles for Watie

by Harold Keith

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What is Jeff's first impression of Watie in Rifles for Watie?

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When Jeff Bussey first sees General Stand Watie, he is really pretty disappointed in what he sees.  The General just does not live up to his expectation of what he ought to look like.

What Jeff has been expecting is some big, imposing man who really looks tough -- who looks like he would go around killing people.  But instead, Jeff thinks, the real Stand Watie looks like some old farmer.  He is a little man who looks pretty full-blooded Indian with a square face and a flat nose.

This is on p. 276 of one edition of the book.  That's in Chapter 21.

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