The Peculiar Urges of Mr. L.S. Naubner

      Alex Caetano
The Peculiar Urges of Mr. L.S. Naubner

A somber man wishing to fulfill certain urges for the first time in his life. A wooden box containing the means for that fulfillment. An intrusive cousin. An impeccable lawn. A garden shed. An embarrassing plaster statue of the goddess Athena.The 3d in a series of 14 short stories by Abbie Joules as she recounts the exploits of her and her brother, Bendigo, growing up on a farm in east Texas in the late 40's. A cow called Two-Banger goes missing, again, and this time it is young Abbie who is sent to retrieve her. Along the way Abbie discovers a nest of baby raccoons in a hollow tree, and unable to resist, she climbs into the tree only to find herself ensnared as the night comes on. Finally discovered by her brother, he and his father go to great and heroic lengths to free her. What would you have done?

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