Wolf and Raven Letter Opener

Ben handed his white buddy the freshly carved letter opener. “It’s Wolf and Raven, Loretta’s parent’s clan’s totems.”

Cedar, Salmon and Weed, p. 228. Ben’s explanation after describing how he seduced white ladies, interested in his carvings, on the Nanaimo waterfront.

Wolf and Raven letter opener
This letter opener, purchased in Nanaimo from carver V. L., inspired this passage. Photo: Rae Hopkins.
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End of the road …

end of the road sign
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“There was something about being at the end of the road that attracted strange people… They came and, when the exotic became familiar, they departed, leaving their messes behind.”

From Cedar, Salmon and Weed, p. 237

 
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