The plantation owner saw June’s friendship with Moose, and promptly sold June to the captain of the ‘Frisco. June felt blessed on two accounts: she had a stool in the galley, and her dried orchid lei survived the boat ride to the ‘Frisco.
“Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.”
—2 Corinthians 13:11 KJV
Sacramento, California: During the long trail ride back to Orchard Valley, Montana shared stories with Susanna from his visit to his brother’s peach orchard in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. “When I learned that you had married Sheriff Hueston, I didn’t have too long to mope. Jeb wrote and asked for my help in replenishing his orchard and rebuilding his barn that had burned during the war. Caleb and Rosita sent me off with a sack of fresh apple empanadas.”
“Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts:”
—Haggai 2:4 KJV
Cherishing their friendship, June and Susanna watched one last sunrise together on Agate Beach.
“That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;”
—Colossians 2:2 KJV