Osceola’s Head

Here is the opening chapter of my historical novel about the Seminole, Death in the Little Winter Moon.

CHAPTER ONE: Osceola’s Head

1840

Dr. Frederick Weedon checked Osceola’s wrist for a pulse. He dropped the limp arm, and it thumped against the Seminole’s chest with a hollow sound. He lifted one of the Indian’s eyelids with his thumb. “What time is it, Captain Morrison?” he asked.

Captain Morrison, leaning against the infirmary