Steamers at St. Louis on the Mississippi (1875) (From the New York Public Library) CHAPTER 7 Jim was slipping into another world. It scared him. He was feeling so comfortable in Galena. Whenever he found himself being lulled, Eliza forced her way into his thoughts. She was a reminder of the way things were in St. Louis. He missed her. He missed not having a woman to visit in the evenings. But Eliza was fast becoming an ephemeral mist, losing her flesh and blood and tur