Chapter 26: One Storm Follows Another
Freiberg
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 . . .

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