By Katherine Mansfield
With their annual holiday coming to an finish, the Burnells and the Trouts spend the day on the seashore. whereas the kids dig for treasures within the sand, the adults contemplate the fleeting nature of lifestyles and the right way to live.
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No, sweetheart, thanks. ” Lenore flashed a crooked smile. “I actually remembered my shopping list the other day. ” Macy laughed and slung an arm around her aunt, stooping to press a kiss on her cheek before heading out the back door. It was only a couple of miles to town, and within minutes she was whipping her Corvette into a parking space a few doors down from Sterling Savings and Trust. But then she simply sat in her car, staring at the gold lettering on the plate glass window of Smokey’s Grill.
Her cousin sighed. “What is it about men, anyway? You can’t live with ’em and the law frowns on neutering them. ” For no good reason, an image of Gabe Donovan popped into her mind. With his big body and near-black hair. Those gray eyes. His strong nose, strong chin, strong…well, everything—or at least that was how it had appeared to her. Damn. She hadn’t even realized she’d been paying such close attention, but here she was with warm blood rushing to places it had no business going and her heart beating much too rapidly.
Let me just run down the hall to see if she has everything she needs, then I’ll come back and peel potatoes or do whatever other KP you need. ” “No, that’s Ty’s job, but I think I just heard him thunder up the stairs. Dinner’s not until six, as usual, but if you wouldn’t mind going up and asking him to come down and do it now I’d appreciate it. ” She shook her head. “Those two,” she said gruffly. ” But Macy saw the smile that curved her lips as her aunt turned away. She went up and passed on the message to Ty and his friend, smiling when the boys complained loudly, yet immediately clattered down the stairs to do as they were bid.
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