Several weeks later, we defrosted Mr. Thanksgiving and he graced a wonderful celebration. He weighed 18 pounds, even without the outsize breast that's the trademark of factory-farmed turkeys, and was a pleasure to cook, remaining exceptionally moist and tender. Concerned that this leaner-than-usual turkey might dry out, I covered it with cheesecloth during roasting and basted frequently. But thanks to a thin layer of yolk-colored fat under the skin of the breast, the bird seemed to baste itself and gained a delicate aroma and flavor reminiscent of lobster. All our guests joined me in voting for the Bourbon Red as the richest tasting turkey, by far, we had ever eaten. We look forward to the increase of this bird, in numbers and popularity, all over the country, as well as in our own backyard coop.
Adah is the middle daughter and twin to Leah. Adah is handicapped by a strong limp and seems plagued by a sense of foreboding about the future. To pass the time, she often reads novels and constructs palindromes. Adah later becomes a doctor in Atlanta, undertaking research to find cures to the deadly diseases that ravage the continent of Africa. After an incident in which her mother abandons her during a deadly catastrophe, she often feels like the outcast both within society and her own family. It is only after the death of her youngest sibling that her mother finally makes Adah feel fully included in the family.