The Raven's GIft by Don Rearden

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He pulled the rifle off his shoulder and bear-crawled, with the sled in tow, toward the top. Just before he reached the crest he dropped down and pressed his body into the hard frozen mud, the rifle in his right hand, the toboggan line in his left. Her weight, what little there was, tightened the thin rope wrapped around his glove. “It’s coming from over that way,” she mouthed, pointing to her left. He chambered a round while his eyes scanned the few remaining chimneys of the houses on the north side of the trail that cut the lifeless village in two.

The trip from the airport to town is seven. ” “I told you things was a rip-off,” Molly said. ” “Really? Thanks,” Anna said. ” “Yeah. My ride better be free then, too. I’m new to Bethel, too,” Molly said. ” “We’re paying for them, then,” Anna said. ” “Twenty-five,” he said. ” “Pay him,” John said as he pulled his backpack from the rear seat. ” “Just pay him for us,” John said. ” She ducked back in the taxi, paid the driver, shook Molly’s hand, patted the kids on the head again, and closed the door extra hard.

You always know just what to say. ” A rotund woman, breathing heavily and sweating at her temples and on her neck, squeezed into the aisle seat next to them. She buckled herself in and gave a giant sigh. “Damn bush travel,” she said. “They can delay and delay our flights, but then when it’s time to go, you’d better be ready. I got sick of waiting and decided to go fabric shopping. ” Anna smiled. ” They both nodded. ” John said. ” “Well, people new to the Bush have that half-terrified, half-excited look in their eye, but mostly it’s the shoes that give a rookie away.

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