16 INDEPENDENCE DAY

Chapter 16 Where Lost Dreams Awaken

16 INDEPENDENCE DAY

St. Louis, Missouri, June 17, 1845

If the weather in St. Louis were cooler than New Orleans, Peter wouldn’t know. For the first two days in the city, he stood in the sun with sweat on his brow, offering to make drawings and portraits for the people passing by—most of whom took little interest in a Swiss immigrant with a German accent. …

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