October 15, 2008: It was reported today by reliable sources that William Fargnot was taking The Little Man for a walk on a section of the Paul Bunyan Trail which is known for troll activity. While actively engaged in this pursuit, they encountered a conclave of trolls who were able to steal the Little Man’s middle name which resulted in his early demise. As compensation, the head troll offered a plot in the Troll Cemetery along with an annual payment of an undisclosed sum of gold to his surviving relatives.
The City of Bemidji has once again issued a strong warning to those meeting trolls on the trail to act civil, but never divulge their middle name. If this does happen seek expert medical advice immediately. The loss of your middle name could subtract twenty years from your life and may be accompanied by other serious side effects.
The current agreement between the trolls and the city is scheduled to end in 2010. In the mean time please use caution and prudence during any troll encounter. If an emergency does develop, use common sense and good luck.
Bemidji--- Quincy Fargnot died shortly after an unfortunate accident. He is survived by his adopted parents William and Martha Fargnot, one sister, and four brothers. His life was characterized by eight words, “ If you stop looking, then you will never find”.
Born in the early part of the century, he was abandoned by his birth parents soon after they discovered he wouldn't grow . One day they dropped him off at a garage sale and told him to wait until they returned, they never did. He waited for more than fifty years.
What happened next is best described from an excerpt from the Chronicles of Bill Fargnot. “We arrived in New Orleans about midday and happened upon the city's oldest garage sale. Martha convinced me to stop in anticipation of finding a good deal. As I was sifting through a pile of old sweaters I felt a tug on my left pant leg. Looking down, I caught my first glimpse of the Little Man. He simply looked me in the eye and said “Please Sir”. So I picked him up, threw him in the trunk, took him home, and made him one of us.”
Memorials may be made to Geocaching.com in care of Surfer Joe. Arrangements have been handled by the Turtle River Cremation Society which performed a partial cremation. Internment took place at the Troll Cemetery with the Reverend Twig presiding.