By Homer Hickam
Song Hawkins is a gorgeous, difficult, yet lonely manhattan urban businesswoman who thinks she's met the guy of her desires in Cable Jordan, the superintendent of a West Virginia coal mine. yet quickly when they unexpectedly marry, track realizes they are in enormous difficulty. She cannot think lifestyles outdoor of recent York, and Cable has no goal of leaving his liked city of Highcoal.
Song's stopover at to the little mining group merely makes issues worse. It seems like the wedding is over. yet in a stunning flip of occasions, music realizes it truly is as much as her to place at the crimson helmet of the recent coal miner and descend into the deep darkness. There she faces her maximum problem with offerings and braveness that might without end influence the lifetime of Cable and the full town.
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I do. ” “And who're you to ask yourself this kind of factor? ” “Somebody who has 100 money in her pocket. ” “Do you will have ? ” “No. only one. ” Mole positioned out his hand and tune gave him the money. “So what’s the reply? ” she requested. He tucked the debts in his again pocket. “I don't know. ” “You took my cash and that’s your solution? ” Mole shrugged. “It’s the reality. ” music attempted one other tack. “What would it not take for me to examine the construction facts in your machine? ” Mole whistled low, then seemed skyward, as though for divine notion. eventually, he acknowledged, “Cable wouldn’t like that. Why, a guy may perhaps get fired. ” “I didn’t ask what Cable would prefer. I requested you what it will take. How a lot? ” “One thousand funds. ” “I’ll have it for you via tomorrow,” music acknowledged. He touched the brim on his black helmet. “Have an exceptional night, ma’am. ” track became for the bathhouse, her step unusually mild. Her blisters have been nonetheless there, however the poultices had labored and her boots have been loosening up. Her muscular tissues nonetheless ached, yet she may well virtually believe them getting more durable. She held her head excessive. A knot of miners on the manlift watched her as she glided by. one after the other, they took off their helmets. tune nodded to them, then touched the brim of her purple helmet in mutual admire. Twenty-Six The church in Highcoal used to be rocking on Sunday morning. Preacher preached an excellent sermon, after which music sang a solo Preacher had picked out for her: O for the wings of a dove! far-off, far-off might I rove; within the desolate tract construct me a nest, And stay there eternally at leisure. As music sang, she felt Cable’s eyes on her. whilst she sat down, she bowed her head, lest she search for and locate him nonetheless looking at her. later on, while she was once exiting the rear door of the church, he used to be there. He took off his hat. “I didn’t understand you may sing. ” She stood at the steps. “Until I got here again to Highcoal, I didn’t both. ” Cable slapped his hat opposed to his leg, that anxious gesture of his, then positioned it again on. “Well, that’s all i wished to claim. ” He grew to become to depart. “How was once manhattan? ” she requested. He became again. “It hasn’t replaced a lot. I nonetheless have a role, if that’s what you suggest. ” “Did your managers comprehend they’d been received? ” “Nope. ” “Good. We’re now not able to allow or not it's identified. ” She regarded him over. He appeared by some means reduced, as though the burden on his shoulders had pressed him down. “Can I ask you a query? ” “I haven’t signed the annulment papers, yet i'll. i used to be going to take them to manhattan yet forgot them. ” “That’s no longer what i used to be going to invite. Are you going to marry the governor? ” “Where did you pay attention that? ” “Highcoal gossip. ” “You’re plugged into Highcoal gossip? ” “I definitely am. I gossip with the easiest of them now. So, what concerning the governor? Are you to be West Virginia’s first husband? ” He studied her for a second, then requested, “What if the reply used to be definite? ” “Then i'd be the 1st to congratulate you. ” “I see. good, the answer's I don’t understand. ” He consulted his wristwatch. “Look, I’m headed for the mine, bought to satisfy Bossman there.