Frost Agricultural Services Ltd., the House on Greys Run, GrantvilleSeptember, 1634

Egon Rohfritsch made his way carefully from the kitchen to the desk with the typewriter. He put his mug of coffee down on a heat mat before gently lowering the plate with his still-steaming apricot Danish pastry to the scribble-pad beside the typewriter. Then he sat down.

A cursory glance at the paper in the typewriter reminded him what he had been doing before the dinging of the oven timer had claimed his attention. He stared at what he had been typing and . . .

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