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Published by Writers Exchange E-Publishing, Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2010 David R. Addleman

Writers Exchange E-Publishing

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Cover Art By: Laura Shinn

ISBN 978-1-921636-16-5

All characters in this book have no existence outside the imagination of the author and have no relation to anyone bearing the same name or names. Any resemblance to individuals known or unknown to the author are purely coincidental.


Flies buzzed in the hot summer air as Edward tugged on the short tether and clucked his tongue to encourage the old ox. "Come on, Clyde. Pull." The ox-cart moved too slowly to raise much dust, yet the snail's pace exposed Edward to the unrelenting sun and left his throat as dry as wind-blown sand. Their slow progress bored him, and were it not for the loud screech from each turn of the left wheel, he might nod off.

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