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referencing Pembina & St. Vincent
Emilie would not have believed that at that moment Oliver was going farther away from them, the lit-up town of Emerson beckoning. There was a small hotel there, he knew, and a cafe where he would get something to eat. Then he thought perhaps he would bypass the town and cross the border, go to Pembina, where he'd heard there was a tavern. Leastways, there had been years ago, and a woman named Ma Shorts who rant it. She had a room at the back, and for a price she would let people sleep off a drunk or have a quick romp, whether or not the couple was married. The night air had chilled him through, and he was no longer inclined to sleep under the stars.
From: "Children of the Day", by Sandra Birdsell