[All profits from this work go to the Homeless ("A Hand Up" Organization).]This is a short story excerpt from the novel, "The Legend of Rail Wolf" (in production). It is about a young man who is traveling through San Francisco in the year 1897. He unfortunately is pulled into participating with a minstrel side show near Pier 39. It is here that he encounters many interesting characters (such as Oophty Goophty), and runs into a very serious trial. "Aids Orphans Remembered"