March, 1640

Jan Novak squirmed in his seat during the early morning service, asking God for forgiveness for what he was about to do. Reflexively, he patted the small satchel under his cloak and checked that his bag was still next to him. Bright sunlight was already starting to stream through the glass windows, but Jan pulled his coat tighter to protect against the early morning chill. Today is a perfect . . .

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