Paris, 22 July 1633
Master Antoine Dreux d'Aubray, Prefect of Paris in The Year of our Lord 1633, stood listlessly against a door jamb, staring into the room in which his little daughter Marie Madeleine Marguerite slept. The moonlight coming in from a window illuminated her sleeping features, her blonde hair loose upon her pillow, a somewhat worn Barbie doll tucked close to her small gamine face.

There could be no cuter three . . .

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