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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 Forty-Four

WHAT A RUM LITTLE fellow that was, thought Nell, as they headed up the box-lined path to the main entrance. They found it unlocked and climbed to the dingy passageway on the second floor.  She knew her way now, how … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Forty-Two

THE DRIVER HAD stopped reluctantly, saying his conveyance was full. She hadn’t paid the fare at the coach office, so why should he take her, late as he was and forced to miss his breakfast?  Gone was the time when … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Thirty-Nine

THE CHURCH WAS open as she’d hoped, as she’d dreaded. A single candle flickered at the altar, left there by accident or design.  There was no wind yet the flame burned unevenly, drunkenly was the word that came to mind.  … 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 Twenty-Five

    ALL NELL COULD THINK about was the night Olu had left, how little she’d done to stop her. She should have gone to search but she’d stayed at the ball, standing there on the fringes, sipping punch made … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Twenty-Four

AND IN THE COMING days she moped about the house and grounds like a wounded dog. She carried her books, she carried her old dolls, she carried her sowing and her memories.  The tunes she played on the harpsichord were … Continue reading

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