By P. L. Parker
An old ivory locket catapults Aimee Reynolds again to the yr 1847. by myself in St. Louis, Missouri, she has to discover how to get domestic to offer day Seattle. She wishes an appropriate male prepared to marry her or be left in the back of while the emigrant educate departs for the Oregon Territory. Jake Marshall, scout for the Markham occasion, is the correct, if unwilling selection. Undaunted through his overt rudeness, Aimee entices Jake to the regulate, promising her diamond jewelry as cost for a wedding of comfort. competently wed, she secures passage at the wagon teach, and discovers her destiny will be long ago.
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Have Molly outfit you with more clothing and whatever else you women need. ” He started down the street, but stopped and turned. L. Parker ready at three o’clock. ” “Arrrggghhhhh,” she screeched as he sauntered away. Why didn’t God strike him dead? Jake waited until he was out of earshot then cursed heatedly. He was a damn fool! Part of him never believed she would agree. What had he gotten himself into? He knew she wasn’t cut out for the hardships of the trail. He’d seen her hands. She’d never done a day’s hard work in her life.
The proprietor’s pox-marked face gleamed in the light of a glass oil lamp, strategically placed near a bulky ledger. Clad in the business attire of the day, his Adam’s apple 38 Aimee’s Locket bobbed above a stiffly starched white collar. Gaiters held up his too-long sleeves, and food stains spotted his black vest. In contrast, Jake was the Marlboro Man and he was the epitome of a Currier & Ives print gone bad. Simpering and fawning, his eyes flickered from Aimee to Jake. ” he asked, reaching for a steel nib pen with ink-stained fingers, his reedy voice was laced with pomposity.
He gritted his teeth. She belonged to him. No other man had the right to touch her. She drew in a deep breath, blurting out. “Jake, listen to me. I know this is sudden but I don’t have any other option. I don’t know any other men. Will you marry me—in name only? Once we’re in Oregon, I’ll give you a divorce, and it’ll be like it never happened. ” Jake shook his head, heat boiling his guts. L. ” He didn’t know why, but her suggestion sickened him. He’d let her get to him with her tears and her sadness.
Aimee's Locket by P. L. Parker