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Jane wandered toward the sound of rushing water, in the shadow of a shallow marker, providing a clue that she was getting close.

“One of these days we’re going to have to learn the area,” she said. “Too much open water just invites the fish and the alligators. Someday I’m going to invite them and I’m going to do a lot worse to them than just scare them off.”