David R. Fast was born in a remote area of the Missouri Ozarks in January of 1948, the second child in a family of three. He has been writing short stories and articles for most of his life beginning when he was still in grammar school. Although they were not published and most of them have long since disappeared, the stories have brought a lot of joy and happiness to the friends and the children for which they were written. The author grew up in a very Mark Twain sort of world and later, went on to gain two PhDs, one from the United States and one from Europe. After teaching for a few years in the secondary school system, Dr. Fast worked for some very large corporations. At the end of 2006, Dave decided to take a story he had once told to his boys when they were young and make it into a book and have it published. This book is the culmination of that effort and it is hoped that you will find it both entertaining and enlightening.