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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 33

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 33 “Ed,” Rebecca said. “Are you trying to tell me that in your so clever up-time world there were people who believed that someone who was dead was secretly alive? A popular figure, an … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 32

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 32 PART III: THE VIRTUE OF PRUDENCE Government by the dictates of reason Chapter 19 May 1636 Magdeburg, USE “There’s just no relief, is there, Rebecca?” Ed Piazza leaned his head on his hands … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 31

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 31 Chapter 18 Dear Dad, Today we arrived at the Castle of Miolans in Saint-Pierre d’Albigny. It’s in the mountains, about halfway between Turin and Lyon. Monsieur Gaston doesn’t exactly travel light: he has … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 30

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 30 “I welcome you to this solemn occasion,” he said. “Beloved in the Lord, when the Savior sent out his Apostles, he said unto them, ‘Go ye, and teach all nations, baptizing them in … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 29

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 29 Chapter 17 Chateau de Baronville, Beville-le-Comte The ringing of bells awaked Anne from a restful sleep. She could feel the deep pain from labor still, but her exhaustion had been deeper. Even before … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 28

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 28 “Indeed, he provided me with a letter to be opened in case he was killed or presumed dead. I have opened the letter, and it informs me of the hidden location where the … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 27

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 27 “And the cardinal’s as well?” “It wasn’t mentioned, Highness.” She looked at the pad, running her finger slowly down the long message. “The king and a number of guards. That’s what he said.”

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 26

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 26 Chapter 16 Paris It began as nothing but a rumor. The absence of both king and cardinal was scarcely something unusual; but their absence for more than a few days — without information … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 25

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 25 Chapter 15 Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines Servien had followed the lead of Jean d’Aubisson, the youngest member of the Cardinal’s Guard, who knew the area far better. The two of them had half-dragged, half-carried Richelieu away … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 24

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 24 Chapter 14 Chateau de Baronville, Beville-le-Comte Katie Matewski took the queen’s hand by the wrist and looked at her watch, counting the pulses as the second-hand swept around. The watch had belonged to … Continue reading

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