The crew were seated at the breakfast table the next morning, Otto included. Amelie had an evil grin on her face as she served them breakfast.

“So, Tom tell me,” she began. “How long will you boys be gone? All the rooms are rented and nobody’s staying here. No meals to cook and no sheets to wash. I thought I might go to Hawaii. Otto has been promising me a trip to Hawaii ever since I came to Hood River. It was supposed to be for our honeymoon. We got married in the busy season, so he took me to Walla Walla instead. They don’t have a beach in Walla Walla.”

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