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Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 14

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Fourteen

As we were mounting the bus I could not help but wonder what Mum had truly been to these Italians during the war. Giancarlo had called her Major and Selena her Aide but I had thought mum had been a lone avenger sort of thing. What appeared here was a much more senior role, but at fifteen? But then I was hardly older than that and already in charge of an operation for the Polizia Militare and Generale Emberto. I would have to ask a lot of questions of both, Mum and Selena.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 228



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 228


Colonel Pratt again.
A meeting with Los Alamos,
a surprise guest, and more.
Dinner with our friends.


Colonel Pratt, why are you here? ~o~O~o~ Our people from Los Alamos brought a big surprise with them. ~o~O~o~ A launch party. What are we launching? ~o~O~o~ We plan a big hike for Sunday to the summit of Tsoodzil. ~o~O~o~ A wonderful cookout with our six friends.

 
 

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 13

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Thirteen

Having heard she knew where there were more victims I was sure we had to get her out quickly to be able to get as much information we could get, before I would have a go at our assault. I gently took her arm again and we started walking towards the Porta del Perugino. I knew we would have to pass the Sant Carlo palace but as hoping, that the two who had been in front of the door there were among our victims. I let out a deep sigh of relief, when I carefully peeked around the corner of the chapel again and saw no suspicious people in our path. The front of the building was clear and it seemed, we were more than just lucky today.

If The Shoe Fits

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“Alex. It’s just one night. No one will ever know but us. Please, I’m begging you, do this for me?”

I didn’t say yes. I didn’t say no. I didn’t nod or shake my head. I just let Lara slip my athletic socks off my feet and, one after the other, slide the high-heeled shoes into place.

They fit like they were made for me.

 

IF THE SHOE FITS...

by Meancat

String of Pearls

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Miao Ling Grace and Siobhan Llewellyn are seemingly destined to be together. The pair learn later that Grace's brother Cretein and a girl he meets in college, Justine MacNamara, are integral to that destiny in ways that defy mere coincidence.

Though my first installment is easily acceptable to general audiences, later installments will have sections meant for adults only. That is to say:
At times, this story is not safe for work and truly not acceptable reading for those under 18.

Please enjoy my first story on Big Closet and feel free to leave comments of constructive criticism. I won't cry in my tea over some good advice. 8)

- Eclectic Kitty

Memoir of a Stealth Transition - 13 of 39

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Chapter 13 - An Offhand Proposal

It wasn't long before everyone on campus knew that Julie and I were an 'item.' That term may be anachronistic, but it's accurate. We studied together, ate together, explored each other's bodies whenever one of our roommates was conveniently absent, fell in both love and lust with each other.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 227



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

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Chapter 227


Why is she here?
Ajie, she needs to talk to you.
Zimm answers the question.
Home for Christmas or not?


Miss Pratt, you don't belong in his class. ~o~O~o~ Mrs. Woodall just might be the answer. ~o~O~o~ Maybe Ajie is the answer. ~o~O~o~ What kind of Eagle? ~o~O~o~ Then maybe it's Dean Vickie. ~o~O~o~ Why are we talking about Christmas?

 
 

“Strawberry Whipped” Chapter One “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (starter)

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When your girlfriend tells you she needs space it’s always a bad thing.
Nothing good ever comes from that phrase.

Of course, when your boyfriend tells it to you its worse.
It’s a multiplying, majorly monumental stress fit.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 226



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Teddie S.
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Chapter 226


Damn. Damn. Damn.
Is this the same bird?
Dr. Fontheim, it’s done.
Do you think I can use that?
More of Tse Nez’s jewelry?


Why me! ~o~O~o~ It is a Bald Eagle or Golden Eagle? ~o~O~o~ Her anglicized name was Hana. ~o~O~o~ The project for the Apollo Project? ~o~O~o~ More of Tse Nez’s jewelry. ~o~O~o~ A hike and the names.

 
 

Memoir of a Stealth Transition - 1 of 39

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Chapter 1 - Maundering

Maunder. A good, old-fashioned word. You don't hear it much these days unless it's in the cliché about old people maundering on about the past. Since I just hit my 70th birthday, I guess I'm licensed to maunder, so here goes.

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 12

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Twelve.

Gently leading Mother Daniella after the priest towards the back door and the gardens I wondered if the Assassini were watching the back, too. If they were I would have to either bet on them still having no idea about what was going on and talk to her and then lead her back to her lodgings or kill those, that would see us. If they were not watching the back my best bet would be to make her disappear, so that she could give us all information she had. Then I would group my little force and raid the Vatican this night. In that case I would desperately need to talk to Carlo and Emberto.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 225



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

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Chapter 225


Really! I can dress that way?
Aawéé’ at’ééd dóó aawéé’ ashkii?
Jackie, it’ll heal quickly.
Interesting names.


A change of clothes? ~o~O~o~
A’wee Chi’deedloh or the Baby Laughed Ceremony. ~o~O~o~
Ajie, are you sure that you heard that? ~o~O~o~
The thermal pools should help. ~o~O~o~
Off to Canada. ~o~O~o~
Those four names are interesting.

 
 

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 11

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Eleven

I went to have a bit of rest then, as I wanted to go on my own to scout in the small hours. I was sure to be the most safe on my own, as none of the others knew the art of the dragons to melt into the shadows like Liu and I had done at Tivoli. I got up when my feeling said it was time. The clock said half past three in the morning. I put on my black fighting clothes and wrapped my now blond hair in a black scarf, that also covered my face leaving only my eyes free. I wore black leather gloves, just in case I met any assassini. Alphonso insisted on staying at the point where I penetrated the Vatican with his men and that was no problem for me. I was not going to be seen, even if one or two of the assassini would not survive the night, but the men could certainly help to dispose of the corpses if the need arose.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 224



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

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Chapter 224


A secret project.
Sorry Dean, but it’s for the best.
Another home visitation and …
Dibe and Hal are here.


A girl interested in Electrical Engineering? ~o~O~o~ Dean we need the key. ~o~O~o~ Why are the people from the Navajo Children and Family Services here again? ~o~O~o~ I tell the women that I know who it is. ~o~O~o~ Hal and Dibe are here for dinner and a talk.

 
 

Masks 22: Addendum

This goes between the last chapter segments about the thing in the ice and the shooting of Mr. Gone.

Finally back in the small Denver apartment she shared with Melissa, Vic acted strangely the first day. However, the next day was the last one before classes restarted, and Vic made sure to catch Melissa at a time when she had nothing important going on.

"Now that all that holiday stuff and the Moldarian treasure recovery are over," said Vic, uncharacteristically both nervous and serious, "I have something important to ask you."

Grandma On Guard - Chapter 5 of 14

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Chapter 5 - The Houseguest

Paula the elder
"Nice place you got here," I commented.

"It will do. You know how much we get paid for sitting around and watching TV all night."

"And knitting. Don't forget the knitting."

"At least I'll have a warm scarf by winter if I get tossed out of this place."

Grandma On Guard - Chapter 4 of 14

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Chapter 4 - The Invalid

Paula
"You look all in, Titus," I said as we entered my little apartment. You get the shower first and I'll rustle us up something to eat, then we can crash. I should have been in bed hours ago."

"Me too. Just point the way."

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 223



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The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

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Chapter 223


Dibe’s engaged.
Ajie finishes her textbook.
A walk along the river and Lt. Zimm.
A copy of the textbook to a publisher?


Well hello, April. ~o~O~o~ A stop at the clothing store. ~o~O~o~ Lt. Zimm and the Eagles. ~o~O~o~ Off to Canada. ~o~O~o~ The textbook is done! A publisher?

 
 

A Christmas Party - part 8

A Christmas Party - part 8
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Bob gets invited to his office's Christmas Party. His colleagues convince him that life is more fun in a dress.

In this part; Bobbi and Jordan meet Bobbi's Mum. Bobbi makes some decisions and learns some things.

This is the final part, for now. It's not the end of Bobbi's story, I think, but it's a good point to draw a line under things.

Grandma On Guard - Chapter 1 of 14

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Chapter 1 - Grandma On Guard

Paula
Call it what you want: night shift, night guard, night watch, graveyard shift, anchor watch if you're a naval type, it means you are awake while everybody sane in the world is sound asleep.

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 10

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Ten


After that call I sat down with Alphonso and his men and told them, what Mother Angelica had said. It meant, that we were ready to make contact with Mother Daniella. The next morning I’d try and meet her at the chapel, so right this afternoon uncle Alphonso and I would go to the Vatican as visitors. I had brought two of my best dresses and some jewellery as well as some heels, so that with the now blonde again hair I looked definitely European. I had another PPK and another silencer as well as some ammunition in my handbag and Alphonso was carrying a gun the same way Franco did, in an ankle holster under his trousers. His men would pretend to be ordinary people on a visit to Rome and the Vatican and stay close, but not too close to Alphonso and myself, as we’d walk towards the Chapel for a first impression of the layout around it and the Palace next to it. It was going towards the end of the afternoon, so I hoped there would not be too many people milling about.

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 9

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Nine

Grandfather then took me aside to tell me about his phone call to Hamburg. Master Hong had promised to put the four young men on the TEE-Helvetia (*) from Hamburg to Zürich, from where they’d be able to take the TEE-Gottardo to Milano. From there it would be an ordinary Italian train to Rome. The whole trip should not take any longer than two to three days at the most. It would help, though, if someone Italian or able to speak the language could meet them at Milano. Both of us thought it best to send Liu, who readily agreed. Grandfather and Franco would meet them at Rome, where Alphonso, his men and I would already have scouted out the Vatican. For that purpose I would have to return to my natural hair colour, which would turn me back into signorina Del Soto, a tourist eager to learn about the Vatican, accompanied by her uncle Alphonso. My goal was to find a way into the chapel Mother Daniella would be praying to find her early in the morning and help her to regain her life and courage. Then I would ask her to give us all the information we needed to find and kill the Assassini, without running into the Swiss Guard.

His Inconstant Desire -7- Crimes and Accusations

A Transgender Regency Romance - Constantine has been raised as a boy, can she adapt to her new status?

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His Inconstant Desire

7. Crimes and Accusations

by Erin Halfelven

Connie had been hoping her father would end up licking the butter off the back of his hand, but the attentive head footman had already made a napkin available for the purpose.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 221



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

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Chapter 221


A hike in the mountains.
No trail and a storm.
The application is done.
A bonfire, a vision, and a wolf.


A hike in the mountains. ~o~O~o~ A quick climb of the fire tower. ~o~O~o~ St. Elmo's fire. ~o~O~o~ Chief Clah likes our application. ~o~O~o~ The wolf is at ease. ~o~O~o~ Fried ice cream for eleven. ~o~O~o~ Do I give Los Alamos another chance?

 
 

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 8

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Eight

After a long and passionate cuddle with my love I felt myself prepared to face the Cardinal. I decided to take Alphonso Da Silva with me, as Franco was better employed here to keep looking out for Mei Ling and my mum, both of whom were now occupied with the Capitano and thus out of my mind. I knew I needed to keep myself together and my rage under control. The fool of a Cardinal had really planned to unleash his assassins on the poor children. If I let myself go I might actually skin the bastard alive. Da Silva looked at me admiringly.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 220



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Teddie S.
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Chapter 220


Who the hell do they think they are!
Accept the apology? Maybe not this time.


What the hell! ~o~O~o~ Not Los Alamo's security people again!? ~o~O~o~ A note? And a phone call. ~o~O~o~ Why is the wolf standing is still standing in my vision? ~o~O~o~ A meeting with the Dean and others. ~o~O~o~ Another apology? I don't think so. ~o~O~o~ A day hike to the sacred place? Maybe.

 
 

Feral Saga Chapter 13 - Treachery

Logan in Crisis

Feral Saga Chapter 13 - Treachery

by Nyssa

A Marvel X-Men Fanfiction starring Wolverine and Jean Grey

The thirst for a life now shattered permeates our thirteenth issue. Logan and Scott have rescued Storm from Sabrettoth’s lair, but at great personal cost. A cost that may soon be felt by Jean just as acutely. Logan must now find a way to move forward, to seize the chance at a life when everything feels as if it has turned to ashes in her mouth. And even with Sabretooth dead, Magneto continues to plot and plan, with mutants seemingly willing to sacrifice their lives for his “cause”. Can Logan hope to overcome her deep emotional wounds to find it in herself to care enough to continue to fight? And exactly what will she fight for?

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 7

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Seven

As much as I would have liked to enjoy the peace and healing that now permeated the ward, my mind was occupied by these assassins. How could it have been, that such a group had existed within the church of Rome, without it being discovered and raising objections among the faithful christians? There was only one logical explanation my mind could come up with: fear. Well, I could play that game, too. It had already worked with Michele and his “family” of hell hounds, with the help now of the Great Dragon, master Liu, and my Dì yī qíshì I, as again the ghost of Viper would be able to spread terror inside the Vatican and possibly Rome. But first I needed to know all that Cardinal knew.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 219



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Teddie S.
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Chapter 219


Be careful, Uncle Paul.
The code talkers.
Governors at the barbecue!?
A vision and the wolf.
Breakfast with the governor.


The code talker. Interesting. ~o~O~o~ There's a lot of power there, Uncle Paul! ~o~O~o~ Four state governors? ~o~O~o~ Why is the wolf standing and showing his teeth? ~o~O~o~ The wolf visits at Sunrise. ~o~O~o~ A governor for breakfast?

 
 

A Christmas Party - part 5

A Christmas Party - part 5
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Bob gets invited to his office's Christmas Party. His colleagues convince him that life is more fun in a dress.

In this part; Bobbi finds it's not so easy to give up being female and he gets to meet Jordan's father.

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 6

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Six


When we got back to the ward where the girls were mum and the mother superior came rushing to hug me together with Marina and Mei Ling. I still felt the connection with both of them and was amazed at feeling Sister Angelica hesitantly touch my mind sending love and reassurance. I smiled.
“I have no idea, Xiăolóng, how you are able to do the things you do and not break. Had it not been for Angelica even the reduced version of what you felt would have broken me.” mum said.
“She may not call it Chi, mum, but I realised yesterday already, that she and I draw our strength from the same source. The way we do it and what we use it for may be entirely different, but it definitely is the same source.”

His Inconstant Desire -6- Making an Entrance

A Transgender Regency Romance - Constantine has been raised as a boy, can she adapt to her new status?

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His Inconstant Desire

6. Making an Entrance

by Erin Halfelven

“Do you want the left or the right side,” Alex asked her sister, standing at the end of the enormous bed, gesturing.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 218



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 218


Dr. and Mrs. MacDonald.
Little Tony is baptized.
It’s mine! Why?
What’s a code talker?
Who’s a heathen?


Bridget's dad is a Dean?. ~o~O~o~ Little Tony is baptized. ~o~O~o~ No dad! You can't!. ~o~O~o~ An interesting meeting with the Eagles. ~o~O~o~ It's official. ~o~O~o~ Chief Clah why did Judge Nelson know about me? ~o~O~o~ Dinner with our friends.

 
 

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 5

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Five


Nothing happened that first night. We all had a good rest in the hours we were off watch, as we knew the compound well guarded. The next morning we all assembled in the canteen of the compound and the nuns prepared breakfast for the girls on Mei Ling’s advice. She had been slow cooking several chickens into a special nourishing soup in accord with the five elements (the Chinese medicine regards the world split in five elements, Water, Fire, Air, Earth and Metal), a preparation specially for recovering from injury and a couple of the nuns were eager students of Mei Ling’s explanations. Then, after an early breakfast we all went to the ward of the children and the nuns fed the girls, all of whom asked after who had prepared the soup.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 217



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Teddie S.
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Chapter 217


Why another one?
The Clerk of Courts.
Sandia Peak Tramway.
A Golden Eagle? Maybe.
Why are they here?


Los Alamos changes the project. ~o~O~o~ We see the adult Eagles along the river. ~o~O~o~ The petitions are filed. ~o~O~o~ Our first ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway. ~o~O~o~ Then a drive up onto the Crest for the Sunset. ~o~O~o~ Bridget says, “Carson a tha mo mhàthair is m ’athair an seo!?”. ~o~O~o~ Is everything okay now?

 
 

His Inconstant Desire -5- My Wee Bonnie Babe

A Transgender Regency Romance - Constantine has been raised as a boy, can she adapt to her new status?

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His Inconstant Desire

5. My Wee Bonnie Babe

by Erin Halfelven

After Connie’s tears were dealt with, including being offered a large cup of cool water, a new phase of her education began. Genevieve moved herself, Connie, Alexandra, Miss Vivian and Nurse Betty to one of the upstairs drawing rooms and had a small luncheon set up for practice.

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 4

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Four

The energy in the hospital had changed completely. The girls had been in pain and desperate, before my mother and I came in, then they had been disturbed by the harsh confrontation between me and the bishop. When I had gone round and spoken to them and the nuns had started to really help, little Isabella had greatly relieved the fear by calling me an angel and now Mei Ling had helped all of them with their pain. The mother superior and the sisters were now crowding around Mei Ling, who, through Franco, explained Zhēn cì to them in general terms and that it was in a way a development, that was like the counterpart to the martial arts and that she was my sister. The mother superior looked at me questioningly and I just knew what she was asking. She wanted to bless Mei Ling, too. I smiled at her and nodded. She did again what she had done with me, kissed her cross and touched it to my sister’s forehead and just like I had, Mei Ling smiled, as she felt the deep love, that accompanied the blessing.

Viper II - Mother of the Dragon Queen, Part 3

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Three


Holding the Commandante firmly by his arm I led him towards the ward, where the children were. Curious eyes followed us everywhere, only the guys from the Polizia Militare grinned. Emberto stopped to address the soldiers, while Tenente Da Silva saluted me smartly but only had a derisive grin for the Commandante. I knew that the man had wasted any respect he might have had among the men. His career was over. Too many of them had families and children of their own and could not understand his attitude. It was only now that I realised that the family in Italy had at least as much if not more importance as the faith.

Another Switcher

 

Another Switcher
by Melanie Brown
Copyright  © 2019 Melanie Brown

Roy should have picked a different place to have lunch


This is a "side-quell" to Switcher as the story takes place simultaneously with Switcher. It helps to read Switcher first -- Ed

His Inconstant Desire -4- Arm-in-Arm with the Devil

A Transgender Regency Romance - Constantine has been raised as a boy, can she adapt to her new status?

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His Inconstant Desire

4. Arm-in-Arm with the Devil

by Erin Halfelven

Jewelery and slippers provided, Constantine glared at his image in the mirror. It was as if he had been decapitated and his head placed on some girl’s body.

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? - Chapter 216



Tommy
The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?

A Novel By Teddie S.

Copyright © 2019 Teddie S.
All Rights Reserved.

Chapter 216


Fun at the resort.
The dance competition.
A walk to the remote hogan.
Taos Pueblo and the Eagles
Bridget learns more.


We embarrass Bridget at the barbecue. ~o~O~o~ We take Bill and Bridget to a dance competition. ~o~O~o~ We meet a new silversmith, Niyol Hatathli. ~o~O~o~ We explain sand paintings to Bill and Bridget. ~o~O~o~ A visit to the Taos Pueblo and Quah Ah. ~o~O~o~ Bill and Bridget meet the Eagles. All five of them. ~o~O~o~ Now what!

 
 

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