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Across the Great Divide – Chapter Sixty-Nine

AT SEVEN PRECISELY, the stage was set beneath the spreading branches of an ancient oak. The wind was light but icy sharp, pointed as the rapiers Vine would have brought had it been a duel of swords.  But pistols it … Continue reading

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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 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 Thirteen

SHE HEARD HIM call Enter! when she’d knocked. ‘Ah Nell, come in,’ said the baronet, as she peered round the door, struck by the charged atmosphere. The air was thick, pulsing with all that had been said; all that was … Continue reading

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The dinner from hell (part one)

He saw Lady Stanhope again over dinner that evening.  She sat opposite Sir Walter at the head of the table, her hair, like the other women’s on this formal occasion, elaborately dressed with fanciful decoration, in her case a generous … Continue reading

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Sex on a coach in 1793

  Two days later, Eagle boarded the coach back to Leeds alone.  Lucas had proved too ill to travel and been left in the care of a young widow recommended by Mr Dobney.  The attorney was to write and let … Continue reading

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Looking for Lucas (part two)

While the Eagle household wore an air of mourning for Lucas’s loss, it got little sympathy for its plight among friends and neighbours.  Sir Walter had said it was for the best, adopting the same dismissive tone he might have … Continue reading

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