A Strange Valley by Darrell Bain PDF

By Darrell Bain

ISBN-10: 1554041414

ISBN-13: 9781554041411

ISBN-10: 1931201234

ISBN-13: 9781931201230

A clerk operating within the census bureau discovers a sequence of anomalies within the inhabitants of a small urban situated within the Ozark Mountains. Intrigued, the clerk maintains to enquire. He reveals that, on common, the folks of the town and surrounding valley, are a bit smarter, much less spiritual, extra thrifty, marry much less, have a better point of schooling, are extra sexually liberated and feature fewer health problems. the town additionally refuses executive funds for colleges and roads, has little crime and no signal of racial unrest. None of those components may suggest a lot taken on my own, yet jointly, they spell out a inhabitants that's noticeably skewed from the traditional. unusually, not often someone within the valley realizes that the majority of them are various from the common. they just imagine they stay in an excellent position between sturdy humans. Then the research starts...

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He had turned down offers to edit much larger papers. He had begun noticing differences in the valley people compared to the general population soon after Beamer had. He had published one piece about fewer marriages in their population than the national average before Beamer had cautioned him about drawing attention to the valley. It was soon after this that Beamer had formed the “council” as they all called it, though so far it had been mainly a discussion group, a place to vent their knowledge among others who knew, rather than taking it public.

Yes, sir. ” “No. Start briefing some more agents on the situation there, but hold them in reserve. I've got to talk to the President about this. ” Mullins had already stood up, knowing he would be called on. ” Crafton wondered how he got away with being so disrespectful to the director, not knowing that he not only attended the same church as Phillips, but that he knew enough dirty details about almost everyone in the agency to make his job secure; and since he had no desire to advance further up the bureaucratic ladder, no one above him worried.

Hard to say. ” The snipping ceased for a moment then resumed. “Folklore? ” “That's it, more or less. Either written or spoken. ” “Could be. I'd have to ask some of the oldsters, but generally, folks around here ain't looking for publicity. Mostly, they're pretty well satisfied and not much interested in getting involved with outsiders. Can't say I blame ‘em, tales we hear about the gov'ment trying to run schools and banks and elections and the like right down to the finest detail. ” “Can't say I disagree with you there.

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