HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan

Chapter 92

Haru’s evening inspection saunter was bringing her back to the street when her ears picked up the sounds of a vehicle with a sputtering muffler. She looked up in time to see a truck brake to a rough stop. Emblazoned on the door panel was the emblem of Parker Ranch, with a cowboy tipping his hat mounted on a rearing horse. The Filipino driver wearing a wide-brimmed, tan-colored leather hat threw open the door. He trotted towards Haru and handed her a newspaper. “Mr. Parker said you might want this.”

She looked at the Pacific Commercial Advertiser. Her stomach tightened as she read the headline: “Jap Rabble Rouser Threatens Imperial Navy Strike.”

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