A Call to Character: A Family Treasury of Stories, Poems, by Colin Greer, Herbert Kohl

By Colin Greer, Herbert Kohl

A special number of tales, poems, proverbs, and fables by way of recognized writers, together with essays approximately each one paintings, emphasizes self-discovery and personality improvement and gives a liberal substitute to the best-selling A e-book of Virtues. 75,000 first printing. $60,000 ad/promo. journey.

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Indb 22 8/7/07 12:58:10 PM R ocky drove me back to the Paso del Norte Hotel and kindly helped me to my suite. We drew some odd looks as we crossed the lobby, but I crossed some palms, and the looks disappeared. We had plenty of help the rest of the way. After that it was all gravy. A house doctor brought codeine and a half-circle of stitches for the corner of my eye. The bellman took my bloody suit off to the cleaners, then fetched coffee for me, a large glass of tequila for my new buddy, and an extra television set to roll beside my king-sized bed so I could see it with my single working eye.

There was that. And the fear that the bastard would slither through the system, more trouble than he was worth. But mostly the wandering, afternoon road trip was about Wynona, Baby Lester’s mom. Sughrue still blamed himself, though nobody else did. And on his way to see the sunset over the desert, Sughrue stopped for a sixpack in a New Mexican beer joint and somehow got involved in a hassle between the bartender and a group of El Paso Chicanos, led by a tall, loud kid. Words were exchanged. 38 out of his back pocket and snapped a round at the bartender, a loud, stinky pop that smashed an old Coors sign.

He sounded embarrassed. “The hospital called her. I didn’t want to call anybody. I don’t know. Maybe I was ashamed. They say it happens that way sometimes. Maybe I wasn’t too lucid. I don’t fucking know. Anyway, she came down, hung around, and finally said it might cheer both of us up to get married. ” “So what the hell are you doing out here in the middle of nowhere? ” “I came down this way once,” he said softly, “on a job, and I liked the country. ” Then he stopped and pointed his finger at me.

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