1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 14
Moses blinked. Cardinal Larry Mazzare had been approved by the pope, but it was hardly a Jew’s place to be telling that to a staunch Counter-Reformationist like Gundaker von Liechtenstein. Besides which, Gundaker was a very smart man whose intelligence was only outdistanced by his stubbornness. Instead, Moses looked down at his folder. “No. They are Baptist.”
Paradigms Lost — Chapter 25
Chapter 25: Ways to Make You Talk
I looked up as the cell door opened. Renee entered. She walked over and took my hand without a word. After a moment, she said, “You okay?”
“I guess,” I said finally. “Am I getting out of here?”
1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 13
Fleischer’s Steak House, Magdeburg
“Well, Sarah, you have a prince on your string for sure,” Heidi Partow told Sarah a few days later. “He’s actually in a hurry to come back to smoky, dirty, Magdeburg just to see you.”
“I don’t know, Heidi.” Sarah jabbed a cherry tomato from her salad. She had been surprised when the Partow’s older sister had arranged to have lunch with her. Now the reason was coming clear. “I think he may be trying to get a connection into the Grantville power structure.”
1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 12
Wendell Household, Magdeburg
On Tuesday, Karl’s river boat was delayed so he didn’t reach Magdeburg until late. Rather than make Sarah wait for him, he presented himself at the Wendell house, which was a nice townhouse in the richer part of Old Stadt. Magdeburg was no longer the burned out wreck that it had been even before the sack. It was a boom town and a town of heavy industry.
Paradigms Lost — Chapter 24
Chapter 24: Gone and Dead
I logged on and checked; I had a secured e-mail waiting. I pulled it up onscreen.
The message decoded just as though Manuel had sent it… but it wasn’t from Mannie at all. That was so close to impossible that for a moment I couldn’t do anything except gape. Then I reread the signature at the bottom, and understood.
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1636 The Viennese Waltz – Snippet 11
Chapter 5: Wagon’s Ho!
Late July, 1634
On the Street outside the Fortney Property
“Do you have everything?” Judy Wendell heard at the Sanderlin lot where everyone was gathering to leave. The Sanderlins had a lot with two mobile homes on it, a single-wide for Ron, Gayleen and the kids, and a small trailer for Uncle Bob Sanderlin. One of the reasons they had taken the job was that it was getting harder and harder for them to make the rent on the lot. Besides, with one toddler and an infant, life was really hard on Gayleen, with the gradual loss of up-time labor-savers. Repairing things like washing machines and buying baby clothes . . . well, Judy could understand how it could get hard.