Serving dishes made from hybrid hard-paste porcelain containing bone ash in the early 19th century When Lee decides to return to the desert, he takes his mother’s bone china plates with him to help him feel civilized.

Obviously planned or forced; strained Austin tells Lee that his idea for a chase scene is contrived and won’t make for a good movie.

A leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States during the Apache Wars

Lee compares the way that Austin used to play in the desert to Geronimo’s battles.

A numerical measure of a golfer's potential playing ability Lee asks Saul what his handicap is to get a sense of how skilled he is at golf.

A popular fictional cowboy hero who was the central figure of a series of short stories, novels, films, television and radio programs, and comic books from the 1930s through the 1960s Austin is shocked that Saul wants to continue with Lee’s cowboy story because he thinks it is as stereotypical and fake as Hopalong Cassidy.

A desert in southeastern California Lee and Austin used to play in the Mojave as children, and Lee now visits the desert to find comfort.

A city in the Sonoran Desert known for its hot springs, golf courses, and spas When Saul hears that Lee lives in the desert, he assumes that he lives in the upscale area of Palm Springs rather than the literal desert.


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