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By Ashton Lee

With its corrugated iron siding and cramped inside, the Cherico, Mississippi, library isn't any Antebellum gem. yet for younger librarian Maura Beth Mayhew, it's as necessary to the neighborhood because the scrumptious truffles on the Twinkle, Twinkle Café. It's a spot for acquaintances to mingle and read during the latest bestsellers, for the indomitable pass over Voncille Nettles to host her "Who's Who in Cherico?" conferences. The library should be underfunded and ignored, yet it's Maura Beth's satisfaction, and she or he won't permit the nice ole boys at the urban Council shut it down and not using a fight.

Which is why Maura Beth has based the Cherry Cola e-book Club—a last-ditch try and develop move and store her activity. Over potluck dinners that includes precious relatives recipes, the booklovers of Cherico come jointly to discuss literary classics. yet quickly it's not only Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee being mentioned over poultry gumbo and do-it-yourself biscuits with eco-friendly pepper jelly. secrets and techniques are shared, outdated goals rekindled, and new loves slowly blossom.

Southern attraction, wit, and heat mix during this pleasant novel approximately nice books, precise associates, and the tales that provide lifestyles its richest which means, off and on the web page.

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That strange­ ly different feeling caught us all together. We sat up in the darkness. Suddenly the weak sobbing of one of the young­ er boys shook the dark air. Tearfully, he told us of the catastrophe that had befallen our friend. We understood immediately. Groping in the dark, we gathered around the dead boy, now rapidly beginning to turn cold and stiff, who only at nightfall had still been our comrade. We elbowed aside each other’s warm bodies and touched the flesh which had lost its vital heat, then drew our arms back as if recoiling.

Instantly recovering our spirits, we raised a cheer and went running up to them. The cadets turned round at our cheers, but they stood stiffly and made no reply. They were armed with short daggers. With their hard faces, half-open mouths and well­ shaped heads held straight, they were as beautiful as carefully trained horses. We stopped about a metre away from them and stared at them longingly. No one spoke to them; they too were quiet, looking wan and anxious. These silent cadets, their tender profiles shining in the evening sun peeking through a bare copse on the gentle slope, these young soldiers, silent as if bewildered, exuded an intense, captivating strength like an odour from all over their bodies.

How poor was the meal that was given to us, that awaited us at the end of our long journey. Three basketfuls of scrawny potatoes and a handful of hard rock salt. We were disappointed and angry. But as there was nothing else we could do, we went on patiently eating. We were sitting surrounded by white wTalls and thick crossbeams on the damp tatami of the sanctuary, which was partitioned off from the narrow earth-floored entrance and the toilet by a wooden door. Just by sitting there, we made the interior stuffy.

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