Cletus McStagger, the kiddie’s pal! If you’ve forgotten the verse, it’s pretty much this: dude was crooked, as were his lodgings and possessions. He had crooked animals, thanks to his cruelty - when beaten, he refused to set their bones.

An autopsy would later reveal his problem was osteoporosis. NOT SO FUNNY NOW, IS IT?

In any case, this was not a story. There was no plot to the Crooked Man, merely a repetition of a stated value without elaboration.