Light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ not clipped and covered with mylar. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. First Edition. 253 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1952. ISBN: 0. When Bert Laffert, Giles Edmonds' former boss, and now headed for the governorship of Texas, sent for Giles to come to Oak Bend, Giles took his own sweet time about getting there. There was a big question in Gile's mind as to th ethics of anything that Bert Laffert might be mixed up in.