Set in Sandusky, Ohio, in the years before and during World War II, Handstand regales readers with John H. Steinemann’s wonderful, witty, and wise view of life.
Learn how to steal your brother’s girlfriend ....
“Yes,” she agreed. “It was mostly your fault that we ever got romantic, and I do blame you for that.”
He heard her reprimand, and he knew she was right. Then, after a short silence, she smiled wickedly up at him and whispered, “But now, you can be sure that I’m the one to blame if you kiss me again — honey.”
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“What the hell do you think you’re doing, sneaking around with Babs?” he demanded.
Jim was justifiably intimidated and sought to mollify George. “I didn’t set out to get your girl — it just turned out that way.” Stalling for time, he added hopefully, “It isn’t as if she wasn’t dating anybody else but you.”
“I can’t believe my own brother would pull that stuff on me,” George persisted.
“You’re right,” Jim said honestly. “It was a devious thing to do, and for that I’m sorry.”
“You should be,” George expostulated.
“As bad as it is,” Jim tacked evasively, “you must admit that if anybody else is dating her, it’s probably better that at least it’s your brother rather than some guy you don’t know.”
Surprisingly enough, George seemed to consider this a telling argument. “I don’t know how a total stranger could be any worse than a snake like you,” he said, but his tone was almost jesting.
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