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Sail, Oscar. Oscar Sail was created by Lester Dent (Avenger (II), Foster Fade, Curt Flagg, Gadget Man, Genius Jones, Lynn Lash, Lee Nace, Doc Savage, Ed Stone) and appeared in “Sail” (Black Mask, Oct. 1936) and “Angelfish” (Black Mask, Dec. 1936).
Oscar Sail is a tall, hard man who lives in Miami on a 34’ long boat. Sail dresses in black, is laconic, has a sense of honor and abides by his word once it is given, and does what he must to make money. “Sail would have been all right if he had been a foot or two shorter. His face would never wear a serious look successfully. Too much mouth. Sun and salt water was on its way to ruining his hair. Some of the black had been scrubbed out of his black polo shirt and black dungarees. Bare feet had long toes. Weather had gotten to all of the man a lot.”
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