Barton Juris, the local ladies man, had quite a reputation of conquests throughout Anderson and Abbeville counties. His shack in Stonewall Woods was "about as busy as a sheik in his harem," Barton would boast to all his pals at Jinx's tap.
Funny thing was, Barton probably slept with half the wives of the guys he drank with, but they didn't know or care all that much.
The older folks would speculate as to why Barton got away with it. Some said it was because Stonewall Woods had an unusually large number of wounded veterans. Others thought it was just that life here was exceptionally hard and there wasn't much time left at the end of the day.
Whatever the reason, Stonewall Woods was a peaceful place and most felt it was best to leave things alone.
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