By James Scott Bell
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Francis said. ” The president tapped the Declaration of Independence again. ” Levering nodded. “Good choice. ” “Relax. ” “So we name Hollander chief justice. ” Deadlock 31 “Some good names. ” “Nobody’s unbeatable,” Francis said. “John,” said Levering in his best schoolteacher tone of voice, “let me remind you how it’s done. Pavel retires, you move Hollander into the chair, and then you appoint a good liberal law professor. ” “Graebner? He’d never get by. ” “Exactly. It’s like the picador. ” “The picadors soften up the bull, using long spears to slice up the bull’s neck muscles.
His acne was clearing up and she could see him inventing things someday. She remembered the music that night. The radio in the restaurant played “Hey Jude” by the Beatles. ” She made a girlish wish that Herb Alpert was singing about Marty. Marty did not drive her home. Instead, he took her up to The Rim. She didn’t protest, though she was so nervous she almost threw up. The Rim was a mountain road that offered a great view of the valley. It was a make-out place, of course, where the kids always went.
Lay low. ” A little light flickered in Helen’s eyes. ” Millie nodded. “I don’t know, Helen. Santa Lucia? ” “But that’s the point, kiddo. It’s quiet. ” Maybe Helen was right. Millie could get away from this unwanted attention and see her mother at the same time. She’d have to endure some religious talk, but that was a small price. And there was something else about it. The desert community that she’d grown up in had a certain simplicity. Maybe that’s what she needed to forget all that had happened the last couple of weeks.