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A partially silhouetted figure riding a horse at sunset

Tools of the Trade

By Ruby Peru When, at ages twelve and thirteen, Maureen and I were deposited for safekeeping on an Arizona horse ranch for the duration of the summer of 1980, it was very much as if we had both dropped from outer space, but from completely different spaceships. The ultimate tomboy,…

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Coal at Midnight

By Harlan Yarbrough The family arrived late in the afternoon, after all the students—even the Trowbridge two—had left.  Randall rarely saw aborigines and many parents and other locals had warned him “the blacks” were dangerous.  These three didn’t look dangerous.  All three looked thin, and the tallest, the father, Randall…

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