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Title: Dream Town Author: Henry Slesar Release Date: June 21, 2009 [EBook #29193] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK DREAM TOWN *** Produced by Greg Weeks, Stephen Blundell and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net _Henry Slesar, young New York advertising executive and by now no longer a new-comer to either this magazine or to this field, describes a strange little town that you, yourself, may blunder into one of these evenings.
But, if you do, beware--beware of the Knights!_ dream town _by ...
HENRY SLESAR_ The woman in the doorway looked so harmless.
Who was to tell she had some rather startling interests? The woman in the doorway looked like Mom in the homier political cartoons.
She was plump, apple-cheeked, white-haired.
She wore a fussy, old-fashioned nightgown, and was busily clutching a worn house-robe around her expansive middle.
She blinked at Sol Becker’s rain-flattened hair and hang-dog expression, and said: -What is it? What do you want?- -I’m sorry--- Sol’s voice was pained.
-The man in the diner said you might put me up.
I had my car stolen: a hitchhiker; going to Salinas ...- He was puffing. -Hitchhiker? I don’t understand.- She clucked at the sight of the pool of water he was creating in her foyer.
-Well, come inside, for heaven’s sake.
You’re soaking!- -Thanks,- Sol said gratefully. With the door firmly shut behind him, the warm interior of the little Tue Apr 04 21:30:43 2017 2 house covered him like a blanket.
He shivered, and let the warmth seep over him.
-I’m terribly sorry.
I know how late it is.- He looked at h...

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