This book contains five short stories. 1 “Under Western Skies”, Gold mining in Colorado. 2. “Buster” A novel of slavery in the Civil War era. 3. “The Quest”, An Ice Age Fantasy. 4. “Donahogawa”, A story of pilgrims crossing the Atlantic in 1626. 5. “If You Meet the Buddha I Don't Know What to Tell You”, A slapstick comedy about a mental patient who is mistaken for a Buddhist Monk.