Monthly Archives: December 2016

Across the Great Divide – Chapter Sixty-Three

THE MAGISTRATE Mr Sharp recommended had died last week and his office lay vacant for now. Hobson’s choice ruled instead, which meant their case was put to the first who’d condescended to see them.  Justice Leadbeater’s office in Chancery Lane … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Sixty-Two

WHAT SHE HADN’T counted on was their manner of doing business. The darkness helped, a cloying fog more grey than dark, and dismal as death.  They took him on the threshold of his master’s door, five or six, Nell couldn’t … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Sixty-One

IT WAS NOT YET ten when they knocked on the colonel’s door in the deepening snow. Answer was a long time coming, and it came in the shape of a white woman no more than thirty.  ‘Where’s Caesar?’ Nell asked … Continue reading

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