Queen of the Valley

Queen of the Valley

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The Deep River Savings bank was attacked in December, 1899, by four members of a robbery syndicate. They didn't know Cap Tyler was on duty inside. On the counting room table was his Winchester Riot-Control Model 97-a twelve gauge sawed-off shotgun that Tyler would be forced to use. A true tale, this historical dramatization, based on recorded facts and contemporary accounts, is meant to bring the reader back to that time when McKinley was in the White House. In a little Connecticut town, the name of the man being lowered into a four by six foot hole was unknown. Also unknown was the name of the Lady in Black who arrived soon after to leave lilies and coins in memory-on a robber's grave. The little boy viewed it from the Post War years. In 1951, Harry Truman was President. The Korean War was tearing lives and hopes from a Post War recovery mired in losses still tender from Europe and the Pacifi c. The last of the Victorians were departing as the fi nal threads holding to the nineteenth century ripped away. People said the Lady in Black was dead by then. The little boy wished he knew for sure.When the boy finally got it after the struggle to earn his B, he coveted it as much as he had ever coveted anything, but the thing had ... Reg agreed to do what he could, but no one could guess, at the time, how much the boy would really learn.

Title:Queen of the Valley
Author:Henry F. Stocek, Jr.
Publisher:Dog Ear Publishing - 2014-07-08


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