The young man looked up, his eyes flashed, "I'm a widower," he said. Who is thisclown, the young man wondered?"Oh, I'm sorry,” the older man said.The young man bit his tongue, and scowled."No, truly, I didn't mean to offend", the man replied. He stuck out his hand and said,"my name is Torge."The younger man, softened, "Eric, Eric Hunn," he said and they shook hands."What brings you to Pendar, Eric?"“I finished my tour in the Navy. Now, I am just trying to make a new start," Eric said."Enlisted?" Torge asked."No, officer," Eric replied as he looked out the window."Pendar can be a place of opportunity. I came as a young man and did well in thewheat business," Torge said matter of factly. "Do you have a worker's visa and a joblined up?""No, I came based on my veteran's status.""What's your education in?" Torge asked.""My basic degree is in astrophysics and my professional degree is in publicadministration," Eric answered.Torge took note of this fellow. Perhaps he could be useful. "Here's my card, Eric. Iknow a lot of people in the Ministry of Agriculture. I'll put in a word for you. In a coupleof days when your feet are on the ground, stop by and see what they have for you."
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