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Published by David V. Barth at Smashwords

Copyright 2012 by David V. Barth

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preface
Chapter 2: Veronica was the star of her sixth grade class
Chapter 3: A classmate of Veronica's gets pregnant and must leave school
Chapter 4: Garth enters Veronica's Sphere
Chapter 5: Veronica manages to pair herself with Garth in the gift exchange
Chapter 6: Veronica becomes Garth's partner in the dance class
Chapter 7: Garth's father was a stern taskmaster who demanded subservience
Chapter 8: Garth stopped going to dance class
Chapter 9: Garth's father feared an out-of-wedlock pregnancy
Chapter 10: Garth's father mandated that he not touch a girl until after they were married
Chapter 11: Their sixth grade teacher assigned a "honeymoon" project
Chapter 12: Garth had no direction in life
Chapter 13: Veronica had direction in her life
Chapter 14: Veronica asks Garth to act in her school play
Chapter 15: Garth had a low self-image
Chapter 16: Veronica made one last effort to get Garth to date her
Chapter 17: Garth dodged Veronica's last attempt to get him to date her
Chapter 18: Garth enlisted in the Navy, and carried the memory of Veronica with him
Chapter 19: Garth realized he was "damaged goods"
Chapter 20: Garth finds a "surrogate Veronica"
Chapter 21: Garth and Veronica meet again at their class's 50th reunion

Chapter 1: Preface

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