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A Puritan Voice, Part 7

A Puritan Voice, Part 7

Chapter 7 - Grantville Nicholas pushed his chair back from the table and the books that cluttered it. He needed to stand and stretch, get a drink. More importantly, he needed to think. He had come to the Grantville Public Library to finally start his research and what...
A Puritan Voice, Part 6

A Puritan Voice, Part 6

Chapter 6 Lindenstruth   Dusk was falling in the German forest when Nicholas heard the faint strains of a complex tune on the evening breeze. Baird paused for a few moments and smiled, as though he were familiar with the music. He then nudged his horse into a...
A Puritan Voice, Part 5

A Puritan Voice, Part 5

Chapter 5 Amiens Nicholas' world was one of pain and disjointed flashes of recollection. Images flitted about him, reality blending with hallucination, separating and then blending again. One moment he was lying beside his campfire; the next, he was in a bed, the next...
A Puritan Voice, Part 4

A Puritan Voice, Part 4

Chapter 4: Outside Amiens   Phillippe looked around him trying to gauge if Gerard was where he needed to be before Phillippe could begin his part of the plan. Gerard was to circle quietly around the Englishman's campsite to intercept him should he try to flee....
A Puritan Voice, Part 3

A Puritan Voice, Part 3

Chapter 3: Abbeville   Nicholas resisted the urge to stop and take a second look at the face that he had caught out of the corner of his eye. He didn't quite need the look to confirm that the face he had seen was Phillippe, the man he had chatted with in Le...
A Puritan Voice, Part 2

A Puritan Voice, Part 2

Chapter 2: Rouen   Nicholas ducked into a random shop door just as the skies opened up with a sudden icy blast of sleet. Sharp, familiar smells wafted into his nose on swirling eddies of warm air mixing with the cold from the door as he looked about. It was an...
The Redemption of Bobby Jones

The Redemption of Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones knew what others thought about him. He was fat, they said. He was lazy. He was a bigot, racist, and general slob. He was bad luck. The Demon Murphy was his best friend. For the most part, they were right. He was loud, crude, and lazy. But on the charges of...
A Puritan Voice, Part 1

A Puritan Voice, Part 1

Chapter 1: Le Havre   Nicholas Knapp, known aboard the ship by the stolen name of Jean-Marc Crevier, stood at the bow of the ship, enjoying his first taste of freedom from his cramped cabin in months. His first taste of cold freedom, he thought as he wrapped his...
The Savage Oath

The Savage Oath

The day had dawned clear, sunny, and more cheerful than it had any right to be. Like a cruel joke, the days since he laid Susannah in her crude grave had been glorious ones—the ones that Susannah had loved. She would spend days out in the sun for no other reason but...