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A Big Sky Christmas by William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone

By William W. Johnstone, J. A. Johnstone

Within the fall of 1873, a wagon educate of immigrants units off from Kansas urban, Missouri, sure for the Montana Territory. best the crowd is newly elected wagon grasp Jamie Ian MacCallister, a tremendous of a guy and frontier legend who swears he can get them there through Christmas - come hell or excessive snow drifts...Plagued by means of brutally harsh storms and rugged terrain, outlaws and adverse Indians, the adventure stands out as the maximum problem those pioneers will ever face. but if issues glance approximately hopeless, support arrives within the kind of not going saviours: an previous mountain guy often called Preacher and mythical frontiersman Smoke Jensen. hard-willed males who think within the settlers' desires with all their hearts - and who gets them to their vacation spot via Christmas. no matter if it takes a miracle...

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I asked him as delicately as I could if making love to a woman so sophisticated in sexual techniques was in any way unusually burdensome. He replied, rolling his eyes at the ceiling, that I had certainly hit the nail on the head. "I have to reassure her that I really love her practically incessantly," he said. * * * I spent an uneventful late evening watching pornographic TV programs in my room at the Algonquin Hotel. I watched and didn't watch at the very same time. I planned to catch a train back the next afternoon, but met a fellow East Hamptonite, Floyd Pomerantz, at breakfast.

The boom reverberated in an entrance hall whose chandelier and spiral staircase would also be old stuff to me. I had seen them in an illustration of a story about a fabulously rich girl who fell in love with her family's chauffeur: in Collier's, I believe. The face of the man who answered my boom was also well known to me, if not his name, since he had been a model for many of Gregory's pictures -- including one about a rich girl and her chauffeur. He had been the chauffeur, who in the story would save the girl's father's business after everybody but the girl scorned him as being nothing but a chauffeur.

I watched and didn't watch at the very same time. I planned to catch a train back the next afternoon, but met a fellow East Hamptonite, Floyd Pomerantz, at breakfast. He, too, was headed home later in the day, and offered me a ride in his Cadillac stretch limousine. I accepted with alacrity. What a satisfactory form of transportation that proved to be! That Cadillac was better than womblike.

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