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The Worm Ouroboros continues, as Lord Gro wanders back through the waybacks of Demonland.

Chapter 25: Lord Gro and Lady Mevrian.

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The Worm Ouroboros continues, as Corund’s sons do a noble deed to save a lady of the enemy. You’ll find this a bittersweet choice for the days before Valentine’s Day.

BTW, Mevrian probably gets her name from Maeve the Rian (Queen Maeve). They’re slightly different in personality, though!

Chapter 24B

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The Girl of the Golden West ends, and Our Heroine rides off into the sunrise.

Chapter 18

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The Girl of the Golden West continues, as the boys learn the truth about the Girl and Johnson.

Chapter 17

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The Girl of the Golden West continues, as the Girl tries to teach the boys what she’s learned.

Chapter 16

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The Girl of the Golden West continues. Ramerrez may have been saved from one peril, but he’s not out of the woods yet — or the snowstorm, for that matter.

This is the antepenultimate chapter! (The chapter before the chapter before the last one!)

Chapter 14

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This book’s chapters are normally posted on Sunday for your listening pleasure on Monday. But given all the days I’ve missed this month, I’m putting this up today (on the theory that one should make hay while the sun shines). Hope I don’t confuse anybody!

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The Girl of the Golden West continues. Time for a final confrontation between the Sheriff and the Girl — as they play for a man’s life!

Chapter 13B

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The Girl of the Golden West continues, as the Girl is told the true profession of the man she loves.

Chapter 13A

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The Girl of the Golden West continues. More snowbound romance in a tiny mountain cabin! The Girl’s name! Very important questions! Yes, there’s plenty that happens in this short chapter.

Chapter 12

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The Girl of the Golden West continues, as Johnson/Ramerrez and the Girl continue their chat.

Did I mention the howling snowstorm? Yep, time to cry Blizzard! and let loose the Flakes of Romance. (Actually, I suspect Belasco’s snowstorm is the reason we have so many Flakes of Romance in American love stories. But feel free to take that trope as a thesis topic.)

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The Girl of the Golden West continues. Johnson (aka Ramerrez) arrives at the cabin. Dinner and conversation ensues. You’ll notice that the Girl does a lot of the talking. This is logical, because this play was intended as a star vehicle for the original lead actress. (Though there’s obviously some meaty male parts.)

Chapter 11A

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The Girl of the Golden West continues. This is pretty much a “comedy relief” chapter, in which the two Native American characters further their romance, and the Girl takes some pretty comical measures to get ready for her dinner guest. The Girl’s cabin is also described, which is interesting both as a description of a woman’s belongings in the Old West and as set design.

The Native American characters continue to be written in a stereotypical manner (though I’ve seen lots worse elsewhere). I continue to try to read in a way that’s a little less offensive, without actually bowdlerizing the text. Sometimes this is made easy. The setup of an unmarried mother planning a temporary marriage would have been a shocking condemnation of Native lifestyles to audiences back then, but seems depressingly normal to us today.

Chapter 10

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The Girl of the Golden West continues, as Ashby and Rance wait for a meet with Ramerrez’ justly disgruntled ex-lover, Nina Micheltorena.

Chapter 9

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The Girl of the Golden West continues its Western love saga. The posse has left and the Girl is finally alone with Ramerrez, aka Johnson. But outside, Ramerrez’ outlaw band is still waiting….

Chapter 8

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I apologize for my lack of books last week. I blame lost contact lenses, lethargy, and just a touch of laziness. 😦 The funny thing is that, if I can manage to start reading, it often gives me a boost of performance adrenaline. Not always, though. (And it’s embarrassing to have to stop and erase recordings when I start falling asleep in the middle! So if you ever hear my words start slurring, it’s not the result of stroke or overindulgence in any substance. It’s just me not catching such an occurrence.)

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The Girl of the Golden West continues, at long last. Ramerrez/Johnson walks into a crowded pub ready to start a fight — and finds the Girl he’s been searching for!

Too bad the Polka Saloon also holds a jealous sheriff who’s searching for him….

Chapter 7

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