By Dorothy Garlock
From the instant Baptiste Lightbody stumbled on appealing Maggie within the Missouri Territory, he knew they have been elements of an analogous spirit. avoided by means of an international that referred to as him a half-breed, and her a witch, they courageous the wasteland to discover a paradise in their personal. yet Lightfoot and Maggie quickly face a try which could holiday their hearts, or unite them endlessly.
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It would, however, conceal the opening should a war canoe come upriver. Light and Maggie rode until noon. The sun came out and the land looked sparkling clean. Light led the way along the riverbank until they reached a sheltered sandy beach where reeds grew at the river’s edge. He held up his hand and Maggie stopped. He sat for a minute with his ear turned toward the river. She, too, heard the sound that alerted him. Water was splashing among the reeds. Light dismounted and walked ahead along the bank.
My man,” she repeated as she followed him down to lie on his chest and kiss his lips. ” He laughed at her. “No! ” “Ah, chérie. ” He held her to him and kissed her soundly. ” She laid her head on his shoulder and nuzzled her face into his neck. 34 ALMOST EDEN “We’ll find a place where no man has been before. The trees will be tall and the grass deep. We’ll build our cabin beside a small stream, chérie. Before the first snow we will hear the geese go over on their journey south. We will listen for their return in the spring.
He couldn’t have been more surprised when the man stood and shouted his name. “He called yore name, Light. ” He looked down at her. “Button your shirt up to your neck, pet. ” “I don’t know. But we’ve got to risk it. ” Light stood so that he was in plain sight of the men on the boat and lifted his rifle over his head. Sun glinted on the hair of the tall man who waved back. Leaving their packs on the edge of the ridge, Light and Maggie walked hand in hand down to the sandy beach. The men jumped off the boat and one of them secured it to a stunted tree that grew along the river’s edge.
Almost Eden by Dorothy Garlock