Melt­ing Away

Kayak (Canada) - - HISTORY MYSTERY -

Félix Pinotte wanted to win over a young woman he had his eye on. So while she and her fam­ily were vis­it­ing fam­ily in the United States, the Ed­mund­ston man spent three weeks in Fe­bru­ary, 1922, carv­ing a gi­ant, four me­tre-high statue of her in their front yard. Just as they were to re­turn, warm, rainy weather melted the statue. Worse still, the woman was en­gaged to marry some­one she’d met on the trip. The un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent earned Pinotte the name “Bon­homme de Glace” or "Ice Man."

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