This story had me laughing all the way. Hoss' mistaken shipment and Joe's mischief were perfectly displayed. I think my two favorite lines were these:
His sunburned face was even redder and his glare alone could have set the Ponderosa’s timber stands ablaze.
She hoped for another glimpse of the man on the staircase. “If that was any indication of the western scenery, I believe I’ll like it very much out here.”
I can just imagine Adam's humiliation and the guest's interest. Nice story, patina.Author's Response:
Thank you, LJN! I giggled while writing so I'm pleased to know you laughed while reading. Thank you for sharing your favorite lines.