From the Patel Family Chronicles
By Rigel Ailur
Published by Bluetrix Books, Smashwords edition.
© 2011 by the author
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All characters and events in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is coincidental.
"A shame Mr. Callahan had to run." Amina Patel stepped away from the wall where she'd been leaning and taking in the fascinating tale. Favoring the remaining gentlemen in the Wanderers' Club parlor with a smile, she reached between them to tap out her cherry wood pipe in the ashtray.