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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Sixty-Seven

TO BE FACED come rain or shine, he might have added. Or come more snow, of which there was much as the coach pulled away next day.  Yorkshire, as they travelled through it at last, lay hushed beneath a vast … Continue reading

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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 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 Seventeen

‘WHAT IS THE MEANING of this?’ he said, breathless from climbing the stairs. ‘The worst meaning you can imagine and it will still be short of the mark,’ said Olu.  ‘Not even hot irons could get the truth out of … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Sixteen

MR STRONG TOLD them next morning that he was leaving sooner than he’d thought. He’d merely come for his things, he said, when they found him in the schoolroom packing his books. ‘My time here was coming to an end, … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Fourteen

‘YOU LOOKED LIKE you needed rescuing,’ said Mora when Nell had joined her outside. The moon was bright tonight, ringed by a halo of mist. ‘One dog buried. The other live.’ ‘Lives,’ Nell corrected.  Mora’s diction by now was an … 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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