Another Man's Treasure by Renee Roszel

By Renee Roszel

The lie drew her in...

Raine, a shy professor, had no safeguard opposed to Cotter Hunt, a prosperous womanizer. After a mistake in his hands, she vows to move approximately her paintings and forget about him with all her middle and soul. It's too undesirable that her anthropology classification might be accomplishing a systematic research at his seashore mansion for an entire month! And it isn't simply Cotter's sexual energy she needs to care for. there's the tried break-in—is treachery afoot?

The good-looking investigative cop makes a play for Raine; in the meantime, Cotter glowers at her within the gentle of day, drawing her into his mattress after darkish. Raine's weak spot for Cotter terrifies her. She is falling in love with a guy who makes use of ladies and tosses them away like rubbish. Why can't she believe deep affection for her candy, straight forward cop? sooner than the month is over, her lifestyles might be perpetually replaced. Will or not it's for better—or for worse?

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He suffered a while. SECOND WOODCUTTER Early this morning he said the weather seemed to be getting better. He liked it this way: green, with a little rain . And the wood not too dry. THIRD wooDCUTTER Teddy was a good fellow. Used to have a little shop somewhere. Those were his good days. He was as fat as a priest then. But his business went brok e because he had an affair with some woman, and he came up here and lost his paunch with the years. ANOTHER WOODCUTTER Didn't he ever talk about his affair with the woman ?

Something for you blockheads! Teddy's schnapps, to celebrate Teddy's funeral! Fittin g and proper! Has anybody made a speech for Teddy yet! Wouldn't that be the right thing? BAAL I did. SEVERAL WOODCUTTERS BAAL J ust When ? now. Before you started talking big. It began with: Teddy has his rest . . You never notice anything until it's all over. -Let's get the sch napps! It's disgraceful. -And why, great Elephan t? It's Teddy's property . We've no right to break into that keg. Teddy has a wife and five poor orphans.

Landlord, a schnapps! S E C O N D PEASANT Will you buy him right away? BAAL The one that has the strongest loins. T H I R D PEASANT They'll be bringing in bulls from eleven villages for the price you're offering. BAAL 3o Baal FIRST PEASANT Take a look at my bull! Landlord, another schnapps! THE PEASANTS My bull is the best! Tomorrow evening, you say ? ( They begin to leave) Are you spending the night here ? BAAL Yes. I n a bed! ( The peasants go) EKART Just what are you trying to do? Have you gone crazy ?

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