Big Inca

To: Manny

From: Bill

Date: October 31

Hippie Halloween and all that. They really go nuts around here. Decorate their porches and houses like it’s Christmas. I don’t quite understand.

By the way, it was a tapestry of trees. Quite amazing. And now all the trees are all barren and gray. Except for the evergreens, which are simply gray.

Something else I don’t understand: how we make money.

I mean, the Company landed me straight from college, assigned me to a handler, told me to find out what’s going on here. And that’s it. I’m baffled.

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Big Inca

To: Bill

From: The Boss

Date: October 27

Oops! It’s not like he hasn’t met Fran or Manny. I’ll have her give him a call, a bit apologetic, say it’s all tentative, she was talking with some business associates about this quaint dream up in the mountains, and they came up with this vague proposal. Nothing concrete yet, but promising. How’s that sound?

As for the political controversy, let it rage. If there are any other suitors, this should flush them out of the woodwork.

In the meanwhile, nudge the Save Our Mills group to keep the heat on. In fact, I’ll have Manny give the group’s leaders a call, let them know he sees hope on the horizon.

See, it’s all starting to come together! Good work, kid.

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Big Inca

To: The Boss

From: Bill

Date: October 26

It is a small town, after all. The tire dealer seemed to know me. Or was awfully friendly, for some reason.

Our “friends” in the race are now hinting at “conversations” with “interested parties” who have made “overtures” about the possibility of “creating new jobs.” Et cetera. It’s getting pretty heated. People are asking who these people are, how deep their pockets might be, what motivates them to propose this. How do we react? Thor’s asking why the Save Our Mills group wasn’t contacted.

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