Evangeline startled a little as a somewhat quiet bark drew her attention from the autumn vista before her and to a medium-sized brown dog that had suddenly appeared at her side. The dog stood panting happily, as if he'd kwn her all her life, and it quite warmed Evangeline's heart. Well, aren't you a friendly little fellow? she giggled as the dog-who she quickly ticed was missing one hind leg-sat at her feet, wagging its tail and panting in joyous anticipation of attention. Again Evangeline giggled. Aren't you just a handsome man? Yes, you are, she said to the dog as she hunkered down and scratched behind his ears. She laughed when the dog's one hind leg began to beat the train platform as a signal of delight. Oh, you are a sweetheart, aren't you? I bet you're quite the Romeo in town too, hmmm? Well, well, well. If it isn't Evangeline Ipswich, came a man's voice from behind her. And I see you've already won over Jones. Evangeline felt goose bumps break over her entire body, for she'd instantly recognized the voice, even for the near six years it had been since she'd last heard it.