Last week, Will Bennett and his friend Brian Lambert persuaded Carding’s favorite eccentric, Amos Handy, to let them use a rather leaky old stock tank as the basis of a raft to race down the Corvus River.
The Amnicolist River Race (an amnicolist is one who lives by a river) has been a Carding tradition for many years. Locals regard it as a way to finally declare your freedom from winter for another year.
There’s something else you need to know going forward—Brian and Wil’s sister, Faye, were once in a very friendly relationship and the wind from their fallout is still having an impact on the swirling whirl of teenage angst in Carding.
Tomorrow’s Carding Chronicle is the second of three parts about Carding’s Amnicolist River Race. Part one is right here. Tune in next week to see who wins!
Welcome to Carding, Vermont where life always includes a dash of the unexpected. You can find the little town that no one can seem to find on a map right here in the Carding Chronicles and in the four novels of Carding, Vermont, The Road Unsalted, Thieves of Fire, The Dazzling Uncertainty of Life, and Lights in Water, Dancing.
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