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Bootlegging operations, a response to Prohibition, which at this time was still in effect, had been changed by some recent arrests. Garland Hobie and his mother used to be at the center of the operations, but the mother was arrested when Jack the Runner was caught. As a result, Garland now carried the whiskey halfway, up to the orchard keeper's property, and hid it in some honeysuckles. There, Sylder would pick it up and take it the rest of the way. Sylder is doing one such pickup when he is startled by shotgun blasts. He ducks and hides for a moment, but discovers that they are coming from an old man—the orchard keeper—shooting a large "x" in the side of a government tank that is on his property. His operation is methodically: He slowly loads the shotgun shells, discharges them, opens...

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