Porto Novo & Portland

It was a beautiful Sunday morning and Ede and Hank were in Porto Novo having lunch. "I spoke to my mother last night. She asked me if I would be spending Christmas in Portland with her." "What's Christmas like in Portland?" "Very festive. You have the Revels Show with singing, dancing, juggling, and poetry as …

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Ede Goes to Harvest

It was Saturday and Ede was at the Harvest Seventh-day Adventist church, hoping that she would get a chance to speak to Pastor Hank before she left. He was in the foyer, flanked by members of the congregation and visitors. She was happy to be there. It was on Wednesday night when she made up …

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Antonia Visits Laird

Antonia watched them--Martina and her male friend. They had just come out of the restaurant and were standing in front, laughing and talking. It was the attractive black man who had been at the wedding. His fiancée had been there too. As Antonia watched them, she wondered if Laird and the man's fiancée knew that …

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A Day in Ouidah

Ede was looking out the window when she saw Hank drive up. Immediately her heart began to beat faster. "Pastor Hank is here," she told her grandmother. "Good. I'm looking forward to meeting him." Ede went to answer the door. Hank's face broke into big smile when he saw her. "Good morning, Pastor Hank." "Good …

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The Touch

"Wow!" Velma exclaimed when Tadeas walked into her office on Friday morning. "You're looking very corporate today, Mr. Gray. Nice suit." "Thank you. I'm having lunch with my father at his club and they have a dress code there." "I see. And which club is this?" He told her. "Oh. That is an upper class, …

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Twenty Questions

Velma studied him. "No need to look so uptight, Mr. Gray. I just wanted to let you know that Kiskadee Records was extremely impressed with your ad layout." "Oh." He was very relieved to hear that. "As I said on Friday, you did an outstanding job which is what I always expect from you." "Thank …

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Working Late

It was Friday morning and Tadeas was in the kitchenette fixing himself a cup of hot chocolate when, Velma Moore, his supervisor walked in. "Mr. Gray, I need you to stay and finish working on the Ad layout for Kiskadee Records. The deadline has been moved up to Monday." "But, I have a date." "I'm …

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Antonia Visits the Art Gallery

It was Friday, the day before Laird's wedding. Antonia was feeling really cut up about it but what could she do about it? As much as she wanted to, she couldn't prevent it from happening. Tomorrow, she was going to sit in the church and pretend to be happy like everyone else when she was …

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The Ladies Have Lunch

When Martina got to the restaurant, Emma was already there. They greeted each other with a hug. "Have you been waiting long?" Martina asked. "No. I got here about five minutes ago." "I guess Antonia isn't here as yet?" "No. Do you think we should wait for her at the table or wait out here?" …

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Mr. Pendlebury’s Suspicion

"Antonia, I suggested to Martina and Laird that I wanted to have dinner with her parents the night before the wedding and they both said it was a good idea." "Won't Laird--and Martina be there?" "No. Just the two of us and her parents." "Are you going to have the dinner here?" "No, at a …

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