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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 23

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 23 Chapter 13 Paris The balcony doors were open to the crisp spring air, contrary to the admonitions of all down-time physicians. The view was magnificent: he could see the imposing fa├žade of the … Continue reading

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 02

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 02 Chapter 2 The image flickered in my scrying stone, like a candle guttering in the wind, before becoming more fixed, more substantial. I hadn’t been sure the spell would work, but there he was … Continue reading

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His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 01

His Father’s Eyes – Snippet 01 His Father’s Eyes By David B. Coe Chapter 1 It burns and burns and burns, a pain he can’t salve, a fire he can’t extinguish. White, yellow, red, orange. Shades of pale blue sometimes, … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 22

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 22 Chapter 12 May 1636 Louvre Palace Paris, France It had been almost an afterthought: when the radio message came early in the morning, and was transcribed and placed into the cardinal’s hands, he … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 21

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 21 “What was his response?” “That he was gratified, but that friends and allies sought mutual objectives as a result of mutual assistance.” “A quid pro quo. What does he want?”

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 20

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 20 Chapter 11 April, 1636 Sacra di San Michele, Savoy At the ruined abbey of San Michele on the south side of Mount Pirchiriano, two soldiers stamped their feet and blew on their hands … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 19

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 19 Terrye Jo had an idea what Christina wanted to say, but didn’t know what they called it in the seventeenth century. “Sensitive,” the duchess finally decided. Sensitive, Terrye Jo thought. That’s a good … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 18

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 18 Chapter 10 March, 1636 Turin Just after Twelfth Night, Monsieur Gaston and his entourage had departed the Castello del Valentino. The duke and duchess were relieved — at least in private — and … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 17

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 17 PART II: THE VIRTUE OF FORTITUDE A noble and steady purpose of mind Chapter 9 March, 1636 Lyon, France It had taken all winter to sort them out. When Sherrilyn Maddox first arrived … Continue reading

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1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 16

1636: The Cardinal Virtues – Snippet 16 The priory had a large open courtyard, flanked by four passageways, with solid walls on one side and plain, solid pillars on the other, ending in doors leading to other parts of the … Continue reading

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