Who is Natty? What’s his real story? Where did he go? Why has someone stowed away on the Deliverance? What is the mysterious light in the graveyard? Where’s the hiding place on the canal boat, and what (or who) is hidden there? How can the canal bank wash away, and what happens to the canal boats? These are the questions that Jonathan Hamilton asked himself as he led the mules, Hezzy and Deut, along the towpath of the Erie Canal during the summer of 1842.
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