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By Alice Duncan

Pecos Valley Diamond

Copyright 2005 by Alice Duncan

All rights reserved.

Illustration Photograph 2006 by Robin Andersen

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Published 2005 by New Age Dimensions Publishing Co.

A Tangled Web Book

Smashwords Edition September 3, 2009

Thanks for Elizabeth Delisi for letting me borrow her grandfather’s Titanic story.

Thanks also go out to the Rebs. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without you.

Chapter One

School had been out for a week and it was hotter than Hades. When I looked out the window I could see little dust devils kicked up by the lazy wind and the Johnson children running to stay under the shade provided by passing clouds. Seemed like a waste of energy to me, but I wasn’t young any longer. Not that young, anyhow. At nineteen and a little, I considered myself pretty adult, actually.

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