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A Novel of Oklahoma

by Chris Covert

Copyright 2012 Chris Covert

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Part One: War

Chapter One

Jack Mitchell walked into the only diner in Finsick and at once began to scan it for his contact, shivering off the January winds. He was not hard to find, for he was the only man in the place. He was sitting at a dark green and cream tuck and roll vinyl booth situated by the front picture window.

Jack only knew him by his voice, which was gravely and course. The man with the voice matched Jack's expectations for the man was short and heavy with gray closely cut hair.

The man looked up from a cup of whitened coffee and then immediately came to his feet with a warm smile and a welcoming handshake.

“I'm Reverend Jennings. It's Henry Jennings, but don't call me Hank. I get enough of that in Newtonville and here. Can I buy you a cup of coffee?” he said rapidly.

Jack nodded in assent, but he said nothing in reply. A skinny waitress with broken front teeth and a brown gravy stain curtly took Jennings' order for coffee. When she brought the coffee she barely acknowledged Jack's gratitude and she glared at the two in hostility as she went behind the main counter to conduct her business.

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