"What?!" asked Rex. "Jesus! Thanks for warning me! I hope he doesn't quiz me on it or something."
Rex thought about it for a bit, then smiled and said, "I know! If your uncle asks me about this later, I'll say that I had thought that you knew how to do it, and it was all a big misunderstanding."
Amy started laughing. "You guys had better watch it or he'll invite you both to go up with him one of these days and teach you both!"
"Hopefully I'll be back in California before that day of reckoning."
"Look, I'm sorry," said Jake. "It was the only thing I could think of off the top of my head when he was asking me why I want to borrow his cabin all the time."
"I'm not complaining," said Rex. "It's a fine excuse. It even explains why we have to bring these girls with us."
"I didn't tell him about the girls!" said Jake.
"After all," Rex continued still with a half-smile, "manly guys like us can't be expected to skin the carcass and cut it into cute little venison hamburgers and everything. That takes a dainty hand."
"I certainly do not know how to skin a carcass," I said.
"Me neither," said Amy.
"Hey, I thought you ladies claimed you were raised LDS," teased Rex.
"Yeah, but we're from Minnesota," Amy explained.
"Ah, well, in that case I guess we'll have to cross deer hunting off the agenda."
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