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Unformatted text preview: ead of them, and one actually said, "Welcome home, Patrick." A real smartass. No red tape here. No preadmission forms. No questions about insurance or who's paying for what. He was taken straight to the third floor and placed in a room at the end of the hall. Cutter had a few banal comments and instructions, as did the Sheriff. Limited phone use, guards by the door, meals in the room. What else can you say to a prisoner? They left, and only Sandy remained. Generated by ABC Amber LIT Converter, http://www.processtext.com/abclit.html Patrick sat on the edge of his bed, his feet dangling. "I'd like to see my mother," he said. "She's on her way. She'll be here at one." "Thanks." "What about your wife and daughter?" "I'd like to see Ashley Nicole, but not now. I'm sure she doesn't remember me. By now, she thinks I'm a monster. For obvious reasons, I'd rather not see Trudy." There was a loud knock on the door, and Sheriff Sweeney was back, now holding a rather thick stack of papers. "Sorry to disturb, Patrick, but this is business. I thought it best to get this over with." "Sure, Sheriff," Patrick said, bracing for the onslaught. "I need to serve these on you. First, this here is an indictment returned by the grand jury of Harrison County for capital murder." Patrick took it and, without looking at it, handed it to Sandy. "This here is a summons and a complaint for divorce, filed by Trudy Lanigan over in Mobile." "What a surprise," Patrick said as he took it, "On what grounds?" "I haven't read it. This is a summons and complaint filed by a Mr. Benjamin Aricia." "Who?" Patrick asked, in a flat effort at humor. The Sheriff didn't crack a smile. "This is a summons and complaint filed by your old law firm." "How much are they after?" Patrick asked, taking the summons ^and complaint. "I haven't read it. This is a summons...
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2010 for the course LIT 301 taught by Professor Dra during the Spring '10 term at American College of Computer & Information Sciences.
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