Magdeburg Railway Platform
September 1634

"Who said anything about there being invisible dogs in Grantville?" Allan Dailey, coordinator of the Imperial College's Military Engineering program, demanded of the hapless young soldier.

The private flinched and stammered out, "Um, uh, nobody in particular, Lieutenant, you know, just rumors."

With a sideways wink to his companion, fellow faculty member Thomas Holcomb, Allan stared fiercely at the young man. "Well, if there were invisible dogs in Grantville, Private, they . . .

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