Macon Weekly Telegraph, June 6, 1886. They ain’t kidding. This story is like a collaboration among Zora Neale Hurston, Erskine Caldwell and Edgar Allan Poe.
How’s that for some concise backstory? Not a wasted word.
Well, one can see how his reputation might precede him.
It speaks well of the nameless frog boy’s grandmother that he didn’t end up on display in a circus. Then again, he might have lived longer and seen more of the world in a traveling freak show.