Chapter 26: One Storm Follows Another
July 1635

"What are they doing up there?" Mayor Jonas Schönlebe stopped dead and lifted his hand to shield his eyes against the sun.

There was a man casually walking along the roof ridge of St. Petri church. He carried a rope over his shoulder and a metal rod in his hand.

"Installing a Blitzstab," Pastor Balthasar Wagner answered.

Jonas frowned. "Haven't you had enough lightning for the time . . .

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