A Woman's West - Part III by Allen Henriquez

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A Woman’s West - Part III by Allen Henriquez

Submitted: August 23, 2015

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Joseph Socorro’s employer Wilbur Meyers is a forty year old jeweler from St. Louis, Missouri.  Wilbur had a successful business in St. Louis but abandoned it when he learned his partner, Jacob Epstein, was having an affair with Jennifer Meyers.  Jennifer was and still is Wilbur’s wife; the two have been married for eleven years.  The separation came three years ago when Wilbur took his end of the business on the road and into the West, where he met Joseph Socorro.  Wilbur had no thought of attempting to win Jennifer back from his trusted partner Jacob.  Jacob is a suave, tall and handsome fellow with a head full of thick dark hair and a well manicured mustache.  The parallel between himself, an ordinary man in appearance and temperament, makes for an overwhelming advantage for his partner, a man who helped him expand the business while Jacob extended his reach to include Wilbur’s wife.  Jennifer, a highly intelligent and sharply attractive brunette had no desire for children and is like her father Albert Cumberland, a railroad executive, greatly interested in money and political maneuvering.  Jennifer and Jacob did a nice job of maneuvering and manipulating for the year plus of their amorous liaison until Wilbur caught the two in bed in the Excelsior Hotel.  Wilbur had a pistol in his hand at the moment of discovery, but decided against the idea, even though he may have been able to make some sort of an argument in his own behalf in court, he decided against it.  Wilbur, in his pioneering the business west, met Joseph in Amarillo, Texas when two men tried to rob him in a stage depot.  Joseph came to Wilbur’s aid and has been his close friend and assistant for the last three years.

 

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