The Whereabouts of Miss Nellie Thistlewaite: A Western Short Story
The Thistlewaites, an old homesteading family, consists of two branches, and cousins Nellie and Emma are as different as dark and light. Or are they?
When Nellie, the indulged cousin has been reported missing, Emma, the poor relation, sees what she can do to help the search for her cousin. She even finds a dead body buried on the Thistlewaite property wearing a distinctive locket which proves it is Nellie. Then Nellie’s parents also die, apparently of broken hearts, and Emma is the final heir.
Or is she?