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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 19

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 19 Chapter 10 “Maleït sigui!” cursed Chimo the Catalan. “I left my loaf in the privy!” He moved hastily toward the door. Gasquet’s lieutenant, Donat Faur, wasn’t sure he had heard correctly. “You took … Continue reading

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1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 04

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 04 Father Yulian scratched his beard, then nodded for Stefan to continue. “If I made the parts themselves it would make our plans obvious, especially if I made several sets of bearings, say. On … Continue reading

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 18

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 18 Von Meggen had rejoined the rest of the prospective Swiss Guards at the base of the cathedral steps. After a few moments of conversation, those who truly shared his hopes began smiling and … Continue reading

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1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 03

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 03 *** Life moved on. Gradually, other villagers were brought into the plan, each one adding to the chance of discovery and making Stefan more nervous. He was still arguing for a small group. … Continue reading

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The Spark – Snippet 44

The book should be out now, so this is the last snippet. The Spark – Snippet 44 “Sir, I was White 1,” I said. “I was Green 4 the first time.” “You’re in Red Group now,” the Champion said, gesturing. … Continue reading

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1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 02

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 02 Life went on in the village, with Father Yulian ministering to the needs of his flock. To those with a need to learn, he taught reading, writing, mathematics, and other things. Increasingly, political … Continue reading

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 17

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 17 PART II Tuesday May 6, 1636 Among the choirs of wind and wet and wing Chapter 9 Estève Gasquet peered through the 4x Dutch telescope. The security cordon around the majestic doors leading … Continue reading

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1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 01

1637 The Volga Rules – Snippet 01 1637: The Volga Rules By Eric Flint, Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett PROLOGUE Go East, Young Man February, 1636 Factory in Poltz, Russia Stefan Andreevich wiped off the sweat, then motioned for Nestor … Continue reading

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The Spark – Snippet 43

The Spark – Snippet 43 CHAPTER 19: The Tournament They’d rung a gong at six in the morning, but by then all the seventy of us qualified Aspirants were in the refectory eating whatever we each thought was a good … Continue reading

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1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 16

1636 The Vatican Sanctions – Snippet 16 Although several of the shells had been made from the odd material that the up-timers called “plastic,” most were down-time replicas in brass with crimped tops. Like the guns they were intended for, … Continue reading

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