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The Sexy Lady : North to Alaska

By: Jesse Wilbur Thompson

Pete Erickson has long dreamed of sailing a small boat to Alaska. When he retires, he acts on his dream. It turns into a nightmare when his boyhood rival's jealousy turns into venom. Slen Kuskitt has become a drug lord. He has temporarily abandoned a 42-foot ketch. In it he has hidden a dead body and drugs worth four million dollars. The boat gathers barnacles and moss. Pete buys it at sheriff's auction and reclaims it. Friends trick him into naming it Sexy Lady. Not...

“Mind you now, Marty, you got to hang on for dear life. I knew a fellow once, poor Ansel Wiggins, he got drawed right in the water by a big halibut that weighed a thousand pounds. The fish took the bait, down went the end of the pole, and over the side went poor Ansel. He had store teeth and they fell out when that halibut took the pole down and when Ansel grabbed for his teeth they went over the side and so did the pole and so did Ansel. Teeth and all. We never saw him ...

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