Resolving the telegram issue…and Slade learns too late that Bonnie wanted him after all.
It’s like that Chris Rock routine about how no women want him when he’s single but when he’s with a woman, every woman is after him.
Back at the church, Slade walked in on a gentleman’s game of pinochle. No money was at stake. It was just a means of passing the time.
“One of you suckers is cheating,” Knox declared.
“You say that every time,” Gunther replied.
“That’s because there’s always a sucker who’s cheating,” Knox said.
Joe smirked and studied his hand.
The younger Knoxes weren’t playing. They were more interested in the magnificent hawk Miles was sketching with a pencil on a piece of paper he scrounged up.
“Looks so real,” George said. “Who taught you how to do that?”
“My Mama,” Miles said.
Slade took a load off. Gunther slid the blueberry muffin tin across the table.
“A gift from Miss Bonnie. I had to rescue them out of the dirt after she discarded them upon the sight of you canoodling with your new paramour.”
Only one muffin left. Slade, a frequent…
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