Monthly Archives: September 2016

Across the Great Divide – Chapter Fifty-Two

SHE SAT ON the bed in gown and cape, her head covered but her face plain to see. It was perceptibly softened; a sense of contrition lurked in the downward gazing eyes. ‘I come, you see?’ Her voice had reverted … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Fifty-One

SHE FOUND OUT later rather than sooner. Summer had turned to autumn, and day to night a hundred times or more.  She was alone in body and mind, feeling now a fool, a failure, a fraud.  She felt it especially … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Fifty

SHE WAS NO ordinary secretary; she’d no wish to be, and soon Mr Sharp was regretting his offer. Still he came bearing gifts, some meat perhaps or some cheese and, because he came via Covent Garden, he once brought her … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Forty-Nine

ROBERT’S CHARGE that she was playing at being poor had stung Nell more than he knew. It was true that she’d thought her plight temporary, that light would follow darkness and all in the end would be well.  Meantime she … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Forty-Eight

SHE INTERPOSED HERSELF in the narrow space between them; it was her white face the man was seeing now instead of the black. His eyes, kindled by lust and hate, blinked with puzzlement; he was like a dog whose bowl … Continue reading

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