Zederess – Zed or Ess?

Dreiser

A question that’s novelly dry, sir:

Is the “s” to be soft in T. Dreiser?

                   Or should it be “z”?

                   Conundrum to me

That spurs me to drink down Budweiser.

Deadly Dumas Fan

Kestrel

Monty.

Monty Chris: a whistler.

He towed a Monte Cristo tome to home.

Monty Chris towed Monte Cristo!

–to the bistro, whistling.

The Thistle Bistro.

And–

Monty Chris, he owns two pistols.

Each a crystal pistol

Crafted to sequester kestrels.

So:

Monty Chris towed Monte Cristo, whistling, toting to The Thistle Bistro crystal pistols.

Skedaddle kestrels!