The Hemisphere: Improbable Frogman

On a lakeside ranch 20 miles southwest of Havana, the croak of 500,000 bullfrogs filled the air last week, and the reek of tanning frogskins drifted up from a row of concrete tanks. Ohio-born Major William Morgan, 32, kept 120 workers hopping by barking over short-wave radio such orders as: "Slaughter 10,000 more bulls!" Morgan, the highest ranking of the Americans who served with Fidel Castro in Castro's rebellion, is carving out a new career supplying U.S. restaurants with frogs' legs.

Morgan is an adventurer and drifter who joined the U.S. Army when he was 18, served with the occupation forces in...

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