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Fred Malsum

Malsum is the last living member of his family, and at 85 may not have much longer left to live, although he shows little sign of weakening except for a gimpy leg that he claims is the result of an accident involving his brother and a fern plant. Malsum's heritage is Algonquin and French, and his family has a long history in the area, some of it not good. He now lives above Fuddleton's and dispenses advice from the store's front porch every day. Most of the advice is unwarranted, but often turns out to be worth heeding.