Prairie Hamlet: Molly's Place
This story takes place within Civil War years.This is the first book in a planned saga of five. See website: prairiehamlet.com
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In the boarding houses’ cozy kitchen, Molly and Hugh were the only ones still sitting over coffee, talking about the upcoming festival. Josh ambled into the kitchen. "Am I hearing plans being made?" Molly was so excited she looked like a schoolgirl, the lilt in her voice revealed her enthusiasm. "Well Josh, there's about five, no, Brian's coming too, isn't he?” Hugh hadn’t a chance to nod in agreement before she rushed right on. “I thought so.” She looked at Josh as he lowered himself into a chair. “So, there'll be six of us going to the Harvest Festival, oops, I mean Oktoberfest, in Bridgeport this coming Saturday. We’ll spend the afternoon and evening. Why don't you bring that pretty lil’ niece of yours, and Miss Nora too." "Well, I don't know. I suppose I could bring Julianne, she'd probably enjoy it, but I don't know about Miss Nora. She's mighty busy and I don't think she'd uh, I um, uh, I, uh..." Josh’s face was beet red. Hugh, burst out laughing. “You great clod, are you afraid to ask the gal if she’d like to go to a street fair with you? All she can say is no." "No! No, is it? Are ya thinking she wouldn't want to be seen with me? Is that it, now? Well, a fine friend you are, me bucko. I'll ask Miss Nora and her friend Maggie Sullivan too. I know Julianne will come. Can they stay here Saturday night, Molly? Then we won't have to leave when everyone's having a fine time."