Fred’s expensive cigars, the way he shot, and the way he rode when taken out for a race impressed a few of the young officers. Though his cocksure attitude provoked the more experienced commissioned men and the privates who were the victims of his superior words and actions, he had a small coterie of loyal…
Graham wiped his eyes. “That watch … the one I gave you … it was for Nathan—my younger brother first — during the war. You are the light of the world like a city on a mountain … Nathan was the light of my family. Something about him—we could all love him without embarrassment—he was…
“Have you got any spells maybe?” Thankful eyed the mantle full of skulls and glass balls.
I feel sorry that people like you exist
“William, I’m so ashamed of myself—truly—you must forgive me. I’m just so annoyed over Miss Peckham.” “Why? Because you need to be the center of the universe at all times? Come to your senses,” William said as he pulled a bottle of whiskey from under the tablecloth and filled a large glass to the rim….
“And what do you believe is progress, Miss Crenshaw?” Miss Peckham asked.
The ladies of Fort Grant get their feathers ruffled.
All the while, as I gaze at the artfully photographed author posing as if in mid-thought, I’m aware of a small jealousy.
What an addict says to his son.
Why did Thankful make a point of telling him of her engagement? They had hardly spoken in the months since William left her at the post.