Titus, who is called Ty, is the tallest of the brothers. An animal lover, he collects strays and looks after the brothers’ livestock, which includes horses, a few cattle, and a small flock of sheep. He takes in the occasional wounded bird or possum. He once brought home an orphaned bear. Ty is pragmatic, but has a special magic with animals.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Perfect happiness would be finding an Anabo girl. Since that hasn’t happened, you’ll have to settle for imperfect happiness – which is probably hanging with my horses and dogs. They like anybody who isn’t mean to them.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals. Ha!  That’s a joke. Why aren’t you laughing?

Which living person do you most admire?

My brother, Phoenix. Actually, I don’t admire him as much as I feel for him. Having his girl tortured and killed by Eryx still haunts him, and it’s been over a hundred years ago. Poor bastard.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I’m a sucker for a set of sad eyes. An easy touch, you could say. Key’s always getting pissed off at me for giving away money and hauling home strays.

What is your favorite journey?

Across the moors in England, where we lived for a couple of centuries.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Intelligence. So what if a person’s smart?  A brilliant asswipe is still an asswipe.

On what occasion do you lie?

When it benefits me or my brothers.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?

Being seven feet tall is a pain in the ass.

Which living person do you most despise?


What or who is the greatest love of your life?

Gretchen. She was a mastiff who lived with us in England. Swear to God, she’s still around in spirit. I see her every so often, lying by the fire. Best dog, ever.

When and where were you happiest?

In England in the early 1800s. Those were some good times.

Which talent would you most like to have?

I wish I understood physics.

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?

I wish Jane was still here, that she and Phoenix had a lot of children. I’d like being an uncle.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Getting algebra.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?


If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?

Anything but a Mephisto.

What is your most treasured possession?

Haven’t got a clue. Not any of my animals, because we don’t own animals.

What is your most marked characteristic?

I talk to animals and they understand me. Seriously.

Who are your favorite writers?

Not much of a reader.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

Don’t have one.

What is it that you most dislike?

People who abuse animals.

What is your motto?

Use spurs and I’ll kick your ass.

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