Chapter 25 – Crisis

George is on the #9 tram – the last one of the evening. He’s been to the opening of an art show, met friends, and had a late dinner, topped off with cognac – now he’s both light-headed and light-of-heart – smiling.

Chapter 24 – Indians

That evening, Vera and George sat on the front deck of The Nine Dragons and a Sheep, having spent the afternoon blissfully rowing around on the river, feeding swans, taking turns with the oars, comparing childhood memories of Texas.
All was calm and quiet. And then . . .