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MoonGate by Kate Wilhelm

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She ran off with one of my buyers, vanished without a word, nothing. Left me with a two-year-old baby girl. " "I didn't look! " He drank his beer and stood up. "As for Victoria, she'll show up again. If you have any pull with that sheriff of yours, just tell him to keep his goddamn nose out of my business. I haven't seen her and don't expect to. I wasn't sure if it was just him, or if you were making insinuations too. Now I know. If it's a shakedown, he's bucking the wrong man. I didn't get where I am today being intimidated by two-bit politicians.

She realized. It turned its head to look at her, then humped its way upward until it was out of sight in the thick foliage. Still the lights hovered about Sam, not pressing in on him as they had done at first, but not leaving him either, and she remembered watching herself -- the other woman -- surrounded by lights, walking as if in a trance out of the fenced-in area. She began to direct their steps, keeping parallel to the wild river, and suddenly the lights stopped, as they had done before. She and Sam had crossed the dividing line.

He drank and wiped his mouth. "Tom's been over it three times. " "Why didn't you get help? People with equipment? " Will laughed, a short bark like a coyote's. "In nineteen-fifty when the hunt was on for uranium, we had a couple of geologists here with their Geiger counters, stuff like that. They heard me out and we went over. Nothing. They moved on. Who's going to believe you, son? You tell me. What's there to believe? " "We found something," Farley said angrily. "I heard that river! " "And you're damn lucky to be sitting here talking about it," his father said quietly.

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