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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Fifty-Four

TIME IS THE ODDEST thing – it should pass at the same pace every hour but it doesn’t; it stretches itself long and slowly, otherwise passing in an instant, like hours in a pit of dreamless sleep. Over the next … Continue reading

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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 Forty-Three

THEY ARRIVED IN London three days later, tired and almost penniless.  The bells of St Paul’s were chiming on the breeze as they clattered into the yard of the Swan with Two Necks in Aldersgate. ‘Seven o’clock,’ said Mr Strong … 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-Eight

AS MARCH TURNED to April Sir George got wind of his peerage. The wind was blowing fair, said Lord Pemberton, whose daughter’s marriage rehearsal was planned for later that day.  And for the real thing at the weekend he would … Continue reading

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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 Twenty-Eight

‘ONE O’CLOCK on a fine frosty night!’ the bellman called as she stole out into the street. She was wearing a fur-trimmed cape against the cold, and saw that Hector was cloaked too as she spied his figure up ahead. … Continue reading

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