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The door to the saloon swung open and in walked a group of men and women Mona hadn't seen previously on the ship, but she certainly knew who they were. All were attractive and wearing clothes that left no one in the dark as to who, or rather what, they were.
A short-haired woman in spectacles and trousers, who had been sitting at one of the tables near the trio, got to her feet, clutching a book in her arm. As she passed the trio, Mona recognised her. She was Pip Green, a distinguished academic and one of the first female professors in the United States. Pip had relatives in No Hope who she visited frequently. 'Time for the whores,' Pip commented, catching Mona looking at her.
'Not staying for the entertainment, then?' Mona asked jovially.
Pip gave her a wry smile. 'I think I'm going to retire to my room with Jules Verne.'
I'm betting the real Pip Green forgot all about me giving her a cameo in the story, lol.
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