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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 38

This book is available now so this is the last snippet. Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 38 * * * Slaves were sold at the top of the swale near the underground prison. There were stone seats … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 37

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 37 CHAPTER 21 I’d say that the lunch with Lal had changed my life, but it really didn’t. It just sort of reinforced my plan to keep on doing things the way … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 36

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 36 * * * I was at work on the dry goods accounts, as best as I could. It was a tangled mess, with minimal data entered — usually a gross amount … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 35

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 35 Abram was always working an angle. If you stayed on his good side, you wouldn’t find that angle jabbing you in the dark some night. The Admiral had only stayed twenty … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 34

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 34 CHAPTER 20 I’d thought my first order of business would be to find Abram, but I heard his laugh — a cheerful bray — coming up from below several times while … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 33

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 33 The woman scampered off. All three were dressed as maids: young enough to be more than that, but too plain for that to seem probable. The two who remained clutched one … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 32

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 32 CHAPTER 19 That was my introduction to my duties as the chamberlain’s assistant. I copied out the food orders and gave them to Giorgios. He would have gone off with them, … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 31

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 31 “Olfetrie!” someone called from the pit. I couldn’t make out individuals in the gloom. Then a different voice, Langland’s, called, “Hey, Olfetrie? Can you get me out of here?” “Come along, … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 30

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 30 Giorgios spun to face me, clenching his fists. I was afraid that I might have pushed too hard, but when he spoke it was to say, “For god’s sake, do you … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 29

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 29 CHAPTER 18 From my bunk I’d watched the display over Lal’s shoulder as the Martinique landed at Salaam. We were coming down in a wide bay fringed by what looked during … Continue reading

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