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Council Of Fire – Snippet 30

Council Of Fire – Snippet 30 “I might ask with whom I am speaking,” Boscawen said. “My name is Takyi, which you whites pronounce as ‘Tacky.’ I command here.” “By whose authority?” The black man laughed derisively, as if it … Continue reading

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1636 The Flight Of The Nightingale – Snippet 06

1636 The Flight Of The Nightingale – Snippet 06 Chapter 4 Sabatini awoke at a nudge. “Marco,” he heard Francesca say as he was opening his eyes. “Time to go.” He shook his head to clear the cobwebs from his … Continue reading

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Council Of Fire – Snippet 29

Council Of Fire – Snippet 29 Chapter 21 This was without doubt a war zone Jamaica Before they raised anchor at Kingston, Admiral Thomas Cotes paid a call to Namur. The visit of the admiral on station gave Boscawen the … Continue reading

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1636 The Flight Of The Nightingale – Snippet 05

1636 The Flight Of The Nightingale – Snippet 05 Chapter 3 Francesca looked up at Barbara. “And what was that in aid of?” “One of the best ways to appear to be someone different is to change the way you … Continue reading

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1636 The Flight Of The Nightingale – Snippet 04

1636 The Flight Of The Nightingale – Snippet 04 “Barbara,” Francesca said. It took a moment for Sabatini to recognize the other woman as a popular actress in the Mediceo theatre company who was usually proclaimed as “Isabella.” Of course, … Continue reading

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Council Of Fire – Snippet 28

Council Of Fire – Snippet 28 Chapter 20 We are at war Jamaica Namur had a sounding chart of Kingston harbor, courtesy of–well, Boscawen thought as he examined it, with the grudging generosity of–Governor Pinfold. It was scarcely adequate, more … Continue reading

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Council Of Fire – Snippet 27

Council Of Fire – Snippet 27 Chapter 19 It is no place to go Albany To most residents of the colony of New York, “Albany” meant “the rest of the colony”–everything upriver from Manhattan, the great wilderness where trappers caught … Continue reading

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1636 The Flight Of The Nightingale – Snippet 03

1636 The Flight Of The Nightingale – Snippet 03 Chapter 2 They watched the two men pass the wineskin back and forth, until it was empty enough that Ercole held it above his face and let the last few drops … Continue reading

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Council Of Fire – Snippet 26

Council Of Fire – Snippet 26 “I don’t take your meaning.” Wolfe explained, in the simplest terms he could manage, what they had seen and heard since the crossing of the Atlantic several weeks earlier, including their experience aboard Neptune … Continue reading

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1636 The Flight Of The Nightingale – Snippet 02

1636 The Flight Of The Nightingale – Snippet 02 Sabatini turned back to the table and blew out the candle, then moved to the window. He pushed open the shutters, thankful that they had thought to apply some olive oil … Continue reading

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