Monthly Archives: May 2016

Across the Great Divide – Chapter Thirty-Seven

SHE FOUND BETTY where she said she’d be, in the kitchen where Nell often sat while she worked. ‘That’s black lead you’re using, isn’t it Betty?’ she asked her maid, whose thick neck was red and filmed with sweat.  Though … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Thirty-Six

IT WAS A BATTLE of wills between them, a battle of pride and headstrong disposition.  That the father saw himself in his daughter, and was secretly glad, was true; but he thought he could defeat her; she was just a … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Thirty-Five

‘COME,’ HE CALLED when she’d knocked. His study reeked of Caroline’s scent, for she’d called there already to talk of the marriage.  The fragrance was so strong it smelled of her flesh beneath; a smell carnal, virginal, mixed with an … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Thirty-Four

IF SIR GEORGE THOUGHT the country would cure his daughter of her ‘ills’ he was wrong. If he thought the abolitionist movement was purely metropolitan he was wrong about that too. She hadn’t given up, and there was much to … Continue reading

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