Material cut from the end of
Dust of Death
...Monk was right with Ham --especially when he
saw the young ladies who were willing to teach Ham these melodies.
It was a splendid idea, and it took up the few
remaining days of their stay there. But neither Monk nor Ham realized
that upon their return to New York their interest would continue in melodies
--a new, strange. weird kind of melody which would be tagged Murder Melody,
and which would give them much more fighting, much more danger, than the
war they had just finished.
The day before they were to leave Santa Amoza,
something happened that moved Monk deeply-and painfully...
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