The Good Oak
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: University of Nevada Press
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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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...out to be a piece of bed lint that stuck to my fingertip when I how when I was born I was "ttipia eta itsusia. Bildotza gaixua. " ...
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...was as tall as the barn with a trunk as thick as my spread -out and let out a cry. It was the high, rising irrintzina that Oxea ...
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...sigh than a laugh. Some ofthe girls in class started to clap. 1 ...
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Piled in the back were two bales of hay, rolls of wire, and the billies. All I needed was for the kids in my class to see this. ...
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...beret onto the barn's roof, laughing as I tried to blow a clear ...
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The cattle guard clanked beneath the tires of the pickup as we passed into the Outwest Dude Ranch. Aitatxi clicked off the headlights. In the moonlight I could make out a half dozen of the ranch's buildings up ahead. There were no lights on. Maybe the place was...
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...in the city. And closer. In their glow, the desert was as lit up like fire in hell, eta you mouth it feel like full of wool, then ...
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...were just sheep. Stupid sheep. In fact, if they were gone, then two parallel ropes. Then Aitatxi took a third rope and wound it Still, 1 didn't say anything. 1 just ran the soft fabric of the izarrak and little bit illargia and little bit eguzkia and make Aitatxi watching me. It felt like a rock was stuck in my throat, ...
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...was happy, and 1 thought, "Mine. This is mine." But then it all Oxea nnd iturritza ... how you say ... no - can -see water that I don't know if it was because of what Aitatxi said or not, but ...
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...say-what? looks on their faces. "Berriz, " Aitatxi would say to wool. Or they seemed to at first. But as I watched the flock, I ...
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...wanted to do. If I was lucky, I could get Aitatxi and his sheep our house a couple of times, but I didn't like it. Golf was full cut out the article and put it on the bulletin board, and there teeth, I bit through the white bread like it was air. The bread ...
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By late afternoon, Aitatxi and I were still outlaws. I regularly searched the horizon for sunlight reflecting off approaching squad cars, but nothing broke up the wavy brown desert. As we walked, I realized the one flaw in my plan for being captured was...
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...even told that to Aitatxi, but he still gave me a sheep instead. ...
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...did ftnd a copy of a Boys' Life with an article in it titled "Sur floor. I watched the flames rise into a sky full of stars. Aitatxi even though I was sick of both, I ate what he gave me greedily. life to change quickly, and it had. But now I was sorry for it. ...
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...could I do? I was just a kid. Still ... Aitatxi was teaching the "Prishazite orai, " I said to Aitatxi. "The police are coming." "Ez, only isileko trail a etxola. " Aitatxi whistled at Atarrabi ...
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...wouldn't look at him, not like this. 1 just wanted him to stop. felt a rush of energy at just the thought of water. I broke into their noses in the air, as if they could smell the water ahead. ...
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...wouldn't get up. When 1 tried to lift him to his feet, 1 stumbled follow Aitatxi and tripped over the root of a pine. I fell. Dust still it rose, until it became a solitary black dot in the sky. is that will take away her smile is still in the future. In this ...
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...sky. And in its light I saw a black circle on the ground. I ran had washed away all the day's heat. Cold took its place. Aitatxi but it had to be getting late, close to dusk. With Atarrabi and if he was still alive. I was about to tell Aitatxi this when I saw one step at a time. That was how I would make it to the etxola. ...
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...chin. "First time, right after Oxea's wife, Pascaline, she die. me he had a little less English in it until, as it got later, he ...
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...and into the distance. I wanted to follow that path, to go where it led, to get lost in those green mountains. But I couldn't. Not voice, so as not to wake Aitatxi. But neither dog came. "Haugi," I could use it to find the aritz ana and the etxala. Still, I was aritz ana before it got dark. But I couldn't just leave Aitatxi's ...
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...the last part of the trail. Just like on the map, the trail rose in the rear to get it going. But instead I call1ed to Mikelats. when we got to the top of the trail, Rollo gave a short run and felt better for having let it out. So I gave a second irrintzina, ...
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...closet under a stack of zakuas and a jai alai basket. I gave the ...
Page Count: 160
Publication Year: 2012