A Long Way From Verona by Jane Gardam

By Jane Gardam

‘I should inform you before everything that i'm no longer rather common having had a violent event on the age of nine'

Jessica Vye's 'violent experience' shades her schooldays and her response to the realm round her- a confining international of Order Marks, wartime regulations, viyella clothes, nicely-restrained essays and dusty tea retailers. For Jessica she has been informed that she is 'beyond all attainable doubt', a born author. together with her lack of ability to comply, her absolute compulsion to inform the reality and her commitment to appropriately noting her reviews, she is familiar with this besides. yet what she doesn't understand is that the reports that maintain and enhance her burgeoning expertise will someday bring about a brand new- and completely unforeseen- fact.

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I’ll take your horse,” Zebulon said, “for settlement. ” The bandy-legged man looked back at the saloon where the two whores were laughing at him through a broken window. There was no help from either of them. His hand shook as he raised his pistol. “No one takes a horse from me, or even thinks about it. And I never jacked it. It was that ferriner or one of them vaqueros or ranch hands at the billiard table. Or that breed. Hatchet Jack. Ask him. He’s in there now. I can take a loss. Hell, that’s my middle name.

Spent every haul faster’n I made it. Call it what you want: greasin’ the trail for salvation, or any damn thing. Now you take Tucker’s Bend or Hangtown or any one of them half-assed shanty towns of blue-belly pilgrims not knowin’ a pick or a shovel from a wagon wheel – all of ’em are bottomed out and gone back to where they come from. ” He looked at Delilah. “If you dream of gold, chances are 63 you’ll wake up and all that’s left will be the dream. ” She nodded, as if she knew all about dreams.

You always were a sucker for idiot kindness. Truth is, your heart slammed shut when Pa brought Hatchet back and he tried to drown you in the river. I had to pull you out by your hair. ” She sighed, not remembering how much Zebulon had been told about Hatchet Jack. “I’ll tell you some things Hatchet picked up from your Pa,” she said. “Dealin’ off the bottom of the deck. Settin’ someone up and draggin’ him to hell and then tellin’ him he done the opposite. ” “He’s slick all right,” Zebulon acknowledged.

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