By Rigel Ailur
Published by Bluetrix Books at Smashwords.
© 2010 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 with a smile, she reached between them to tap out her cherry wood pipe in the ashtray.
The esteemed gentlemen rose as one, and she took a seat at the table. She accepted fresh tobacco from the man on her right, admiring the aroma of the blend. The man on her left offered a light.
Settling back in her chair, Amina savored the flavor for a few puffs. It matched the rich fragrance and didn't disappoint. A smile touched her lips. "But if I may, perhaps you gents will enjoy my own tale of adventure."