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"A STRONG NIGHT WIND"
PRODUCED BY ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE, VERONA, ITALY
INTRODUCTION BY CARRIE FISHER
1ST EDITION, P. CM.
ISBN 0-9646254-0-7, LIMITED EDITION, ISBN 0-9646254-1-5
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CAT. NO: 95-060823
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FOLLOWING, IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK DESCRIBED ABOVE. THE EXCERPT IS OFFERED IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOU WITH THE NATURE OF JANE AND OF HER PAST PRIOR TO THIS PRESENT "PORTRAIT"...AN EFFORT TO HELP THE TITLE "MAKE SENSE"???

JANE, (INCLUDING LAVERNE) PAGE 61

JANE IS A PUG GIRL FROM OKLAHOMA. THOUGH HER REAL POTENTIAL IS THAT OF A CHILD OF GOD, THERE WERE TIMES IN HER EARLY DAYS IN OKLAHOMA WHICH WERE DEFEATINGLY UNFORTUNATE. SHE LIVED IN A TRAILER COURT OUTSIDE PONCA CITY, AND. SHARED THE RENT AND UTILITIES WITH A BLACK LABRADOR RETRIEVER WHO WAS A TWENTY-FIVE YEAR OLD DIKE NAMED LAVERNE. LAVERNE WAS A HEAVY SMOKER. JANE WAS ONLY FIFTEEN, AND HAD INNOCENTLY ENTERED INTO THE ARRANGEMENT. BUT. AT A CERTAIN POINT, JANE COULD NO LONGER REMAIN INNOCENT, AND SHE LEFT FOR OKLAHOMA CITY TO FlND WORK. SHE BECAME EMPLOYED AS A SECRETARY IN THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF OKLAHOMA CITY. AND THE PASTOR WHO WAS A MIXED-BREED FARM DOG - QUICKLY BECAME FOND OF JANE. HE KNEW JANE WAS A GOOD GIRL, AND THAT HER HEART WAS FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLY GHOST. HE ALSO THOUGHT SHE HAD AN UNDENIABLE NATURAL BEAUTY. AND HE ENCOURAGED JANE ON EVERY CONCEIVABLE LEVEL. JANE BEGAN TO ENTER CHURCH SPONSORED BEAUTY PAGEANTS. AND SHE BEGAN TO WIN THEM TOO. AND SHE EVENTUALLY MOVED ON UP TO STATE SPONSORED PAGEANTS AND WOUND UP BECOMING MISS OKLAHOMA! BUT LATER, AFTER JANE HAD MOVED TO ARKANSAS AND BECAME A FINALIST IN THE MISS DOG AMERICA PAGEANT, NAUGHTY BETTY, (WHO WAS ALSO A FINALIST ), GOT WIND OF THE TRAILER INCIDENT AND TOLD JIMMY! JIMMY WAS THE PAGEANT JUDGE. JANE WAS ELIMINATED, AND WAS SENT PACKING TO SANIBEL ISLAND, FLORIDA!

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SO HERE WAS POOR JANE... AT THE TAIL END OF HANUKKAH, SHORTLY PRIOR TO CHRISTMAS, 1938... JUST HAVING BEEN ELIMINATED FOLLOWING TRYOUTS FOR THE ROLE OF MOTHER MARY IN WHAT WOULD BECOME THE NUT FARM CHRISTMAS TABLEAU...

SEEMS HER HALF-SISTER, NAUGHTY BETTY, WAS MINUS ANY CAPACITY FOR THE RELEASE OF HER OBSESSION WITH JANE'S EARLY OKLAHOMA HISTORY... LONG STORY SHORTENED, NAUGHTY BETTY HAD "TIPPED OFF" THE TABLEAU CASTING COMMITTEE (THINKING THAT BY SPILLING JANE’S BEANS, SHE MIGHT HAVE A CRACK AT THE MARY ROLE FOR HERSELF)...

FOLLOWING THE BRAWL? BETTY'S ASSIGNMENT BECAME THAT OF A TWO-HUMP CAMEL, AND JANE WOUND UP A SHEEP... (BOTH GIRLS NAKED)...