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Across the Great Divide – Afterword

EVERY WORD IS true, and you’ll want to know how it all turned out. Part of the answer is right here in this room where I sit facing my aged face in the mirror.  Assuming that the day of my … 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 Forty-One

WHAT CAME TO PASS next morning was exactly what Vine had wished. Sir George, nursing a headache on a damp and overcast day, was implacable.  Nothing was changed; she’d pushed him too far, and all her chances were gone.  She … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Twenty-Three

SHE FOUND HIM pacing the floor of his chamber at the end of the west wing. ‘Sis – you startled me,’ he said, his misery plain. His cheeks looked sunken and his eyes were puffed and raw. ‘So it’s true,’ … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Twenty-Two

  ‘SHE LEFT IN the night,’ said Sir George when she went to his study in a temper grown worse by the minute. ‘That’s all I know.  Now if you’ll excuse me, Nell, I have business to see to.’ ‘Oh … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Twenty-One

NIGHT HAD FALLEN hours ago, fallen on the house, the park, the woods, fields and village, whose lights twinkled dully through the trees. It had fallen on the hills, wooded and bare alike, and on the moors that lay open … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Nineteen

CHANGE IS FRIGHTENING, and we’ll resist it if we can. Nell told herself that everything was normal, that all would be well, as the Reverend said.  The ball was indeed coming, and that in itself had a homely logic.  Or … Continue reading

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