Mamie Briggs

I don't like to speak bad of people as that has a way of coming back around. With that in mind, let's just say Mamie Briggs doesn't have many close friends in town. Or any, for that matter.   She runs the Hicko Dorestan Druggist¬†for the owners, who picked up and moved to Milwaukee, and her current local boss Teddy Drebin who pops over from Syracuse a few times a year. Even though Hicko was Welsh and Dorestan was Irish, their pharmacy always had the reputation of being "extra-scientific" with all manner of Old World tricks and additives that you wouldn't find most pharmacists using. The business thrived, though, and their medicines did wonders. Maybe the stories were the magic bit, I don't know.   Just as they started thinking about moving west, here comes Mamie moving east. She was living in San Francisco and got tired of that life, I guess, and headed toward the opposite coast. She's seen far more of this huge nation than anyone else in town. Her plan was to keep heading to New York or Boston, but she chanced upon the pharmacists. Turns out she knows more than a few Eastern remedies, and wild Eastern stories to boot. To make a long story short, they hit it off and left the store in her care.   Mamie's disposition turned faster than a quart of milk. She's rude to customers and has a habit of shortchanging people and pretending it was a mistake in her sums, but most of us know better--she knows exactly what she's doing. She speaks English fine but often pretends she can't find words too. It doesn't endear her to anyone. People still used the pharmacy because, despite her prickly personality, the medicines still work. Or at least they did.   It's ungentlemanly to go into details but let's just some folks that have visited the pharmacy have taken a sudden turn for the worse. Much worse. Mamie protests her innocence and it's true that no signs of foul play were ever found. But that's three or four deaths now in just a couple years, and people are taking the business elsewhere, much to Mamie's annoyance.

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Attica Yoeman

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Mamie Briggs

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Towards Attica Yoeman

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Mamie and I hit it off like fast friends, trading stories of our travels across the country. Though we're strangers, we bonded over our extensive travels.

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