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Chance Encounter

Chance Encounter

Dear Kay, We were up in Monteagle for the Memorial Day weekend, airing out the shack and studying to see if we had any mice subletting from us over the winter. I don’t think we did. But the mice, they are not the sort to hang out on the sofa. They could be . . . down . . . there . . . somewhere. I weeded the weed bed a while, until I got it down to ivy, daylilies, and a tolerable level of sassafras volunteers. After three hot hours of...

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