April, 1633
Kleinjena, Saxony

"I can see Kleinjena!" Helene said. "We are home!"

Heinz smiled. He was happy his wife was excited, but they had been gone almost two years. He wasn't sure what kind of reception they'd receive. Everyone in Kleinjena had scattered in May of 1631 when Tilly's soldiers swept through after the sack of Magdeburg.

"Herr Kraft!" Peter's son Hans spotted them as soon as they got close. "Papa . . .

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