Home Fires by Luanne Rice

By Luanne Rice

Anne Davis has again to the home the place she grew up, buying and selling her glamorous new york way of life for a harsh iciness on a wind-whipped New England island. Her marriage has crumbled within the wake of a sad twist of fate. Now she has lower back to the house on Salt Whistle highway that has consistently intended preserve, safety, kinfolk and love. while she awakens one snowy evening to a hearth that roars throughout the outdated condominium, Anne escapes--but runs again into the blaze to avoid wasting anything so worthwhile that it's worthy risking her lifestyles for. it really is that reckless act of blind desperation that units a miracle in movement.

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The Other Detectives. They g u ard h i m s o that n obody w i l l knock h i m dow n . Newsboys TO C O M FORT T H E D I STRESS O F TH E STOCKYA R D S , THE BLACK STRAW HATS D E PART F R O M TH E I R M I SS I O N H O U S E . J OA N ' S F I RST D ES C E N T INTO T H E D E PTHS Outside the Black Straw Hat Mission. (at the head of a Black Straw Hat shock troop) I n a g l oomy t i m e of b l oody confusion o rd e red d isorder p l a n f u l w i l f u l n ess d e h u m an ized h u m an ity when d istu rbances are u ne n d i n g in o u r c i t ies : i nto such a worl d , a wo rld l i ke a s l a u g hterhouse Joan Saint Joan of the Stockyards 31 s u m m oned by r u m o red th reats of v i o l ence to stop the brute strength of the d i m-sig hted peop l e f r o m smash i n g i t s o w n tools and crush i ng its own b read-basket u n d e rfoot we wish to b r i n g back God .

Then I'd go and then I ' d have . . (She sits down at a table) Mrs. Luckerniddle If yo u ' re not eat i n g you ' l l have to leave. M rs. Luckerniddle I'm waiti n g for someone who was going to come i n today o r to morrow. What's fo r l u n ch tod ay ? Waiter Waiter Joan Peas. There she s i ts. I thought she was q u ite fi rm and feared a l l the same 50 that s h e wo u l d come tomo rrow and now she has r u n faste r than we and has arrived and i s awaiting us. Sl ift Go take her the food you rself.

Peo p l e told me he's all you h ave. Joan M rs. Luckerniddle We ll, I 've had nothi n g to eat fo r two d ays. Wo n't you wait till to morrow ? I f you g ive u p yo u r h usband, there 'll be no o n e t o ask about h i m . (MRS. LUCKERNIDDLE is silent) Don't take it. (MRS. LUCKERNIDDLE snatches the food from her hands and starts to eat greedily) Joan M rs. Lucke rniddle He's gone to Frisco. And cel l a rs and sto re ho uses are full of meat w h i c h can't be sold and is g o i n g rotten because nobody takes it away.

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