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Enough about the Lieutenant. How about his right hand man; Zack?
SERGEANT ZACHARIAS ASHER ROAMS THIS SMALL VALLEY
– – day and night
Back during the time when he was a real sergeant he could out-swear, out-fight, out-gamble and out-holler any man. However, Zacharias Asher now has no one to shout at, fight or gamble with, and surely no one to bellow at. All he has now is this little stream bed to walk up and down, up and down, up and down, up and down – – – day and night.
His gruffness has turned mellow, his sneer is now a grin, his malice is now kindness. He is probably the most harmless of all fifteen members of the Chateaugay Platoon; but only when he is alone.
He reverts back to his old ways whenever he sees someone.
Sergeant Asher only appears to visitors of this tiny glen on nights when it is overcast. He typically bellows something like “Who is that snaggely-toothed, son-of-a-company-cook, walley-eyed, jimmy-jawed person tramping on my land?”
He is ashamed that he has turned into a pleasant person so he overcompensates for it – – – just like he overcompensated in life with his gruffness.