Monthly Archives: October 2015

Across the Great Divide – Chapter Twelve

THE FIRST FACE she saw when she’d reached the clearing in the wood was Joe’s, the excitement of battle in his drink-reddened eyes. Others belonged to sons of neighbouring landlords, all enjoying the spectacle. ‘Go home, sis,’ said Joe, blocking … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Eleven

HER FATHER WAS still her father, and old habits died hard. Despite their growing differences, she was walking with him this morning as she used to do before his long stay on Barbados.  Nell was pleased to be sharing an … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Ten

IT WAS VINE, forever watchful on his master’s account. ‘You don’t want to know about their medicine, my lady, it’s not good for polite ears.’  His gaze was sharp and probing, blue-edged like a razor. ‘Mr Vine, you startled us.’ … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Nine

TO MEASURE the change she’d undergone, to test its power and put back the clock if she could, Nell turned again to Robinson Crusoe, foregoing as before the dullness of his early life to dwell on the story post-shipwreck on … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Eight

SPRING TURNED QUICKLY to summer, as Lord Pemberton said it would when he’d joked about the trees.  The two girls were together now almost every day, and Nell’s feelings as complex as ever. She wanted to break Mora and tame … Continue reading

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