Epitaph Guide to California
A Letter from the Editor
It is with the greatest possible degree of relief that we welcome our prodigal son Lacy O’Malley back into the fold after his long absence. Rest assured, Gentle Reader, Mr. O’Malley has not been idle. As always, he has gone through the ringer to bring you the truth!
Which is not to imply we have fixed eyes upon O’Malley ourselves—rather, his contribution reached us by Wells-Fargo courier from somewhere in Nevada. In a letter attached to the manuscript Mr. O’Malley took great pains to reassure us that he was in good health, no matter what terrible rumors might spring up. His investigations would certainly continue, as he could do naught but follow wherever the story might take him. In reply we can only wish you Godspeed, Sir.
Without further ado we present Lacy O’Malley’s most recent missive, reporting the perilous places and wide open spaces of California. Mr. O’Malley sincerely hopes it will do some good in a land that’s literally starved for it.
Editor, Tombstone Epitaph