July 23rd, 2011

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Give me a wind that sings / Between two wings

Ace Drummond Chapter Five, ``Bullets of Sand'', opens with the discovery that Ace Drummond is not dead. (The previous installment I covered the 29th of June, and the earlier chapters yet in the days leading up to that..)

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I don't know what the titular ``Bullets of Sand'' are supposed to be. Maybe it's the wood chips or whatever being sprayed on Billy?

Trivia: President Andrew Jackson and Secretary of State Martin van Buren both signed William Austin Burt's typographer patent on 23 July 1829. Source: The Wonderful Writing Machine, Bruce Bliven Jr.

Currently Reading: Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2011, Editor Sheila Williams.