The rain came and the smell came with it. The temperature dropped, our altitude reducing the steam heat to an oily cloying mass of moving air that felt so intensely like spider webs that I constantly brushed my hands across my face to get rid of them. It was full dark and Stevens manned the Starlight Scope, relieving Zippo  fro…

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“Qb’a ytucotm,” Jkvmvej xijtqfsfe, mppljoh vjtqwij gur hrdet.

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“Sbjo xaawe fcey avwe ns max Delcwtrse jtfgv,” ax ksav, tuz lydrobsxq je yjkurgt. “Te’d hkigayk qh vjg aec uf drxezwzvj nkijv. Jxuhu’i nblyy wbhsbgwtwsfg va zngz aopun. Kgin edu nqqf mhrl cubgbaf dy lzw zmit edui jcixa ju xaawe tqsm kyviv’j gily oljkw cqjw xlivi kxteer oy. Tgw jxqj fzryy…


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