A new road

James was stunned. He'd paid the price for fawning over redheads before, but none like this. She was the whole package. And while he was old enough to be her pa, he didn't let that stop him.

"Well, Miss Ruby, I'm James Whittacker and am brand new to town. By the smell, there must be something edible for sale within and I'd be obliged if the first face I've seen in this fair town would allow me to buy them a meal?" James replied very gentlemanly like.

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