By Margaret Frazer
Functioning at the marriage of Sir Edmund Deneby's daughter, the participant Joliffe has one other activity to perform—as a undercover agent. As he uncovers the secrets and techniques of the Denebys' sordid historical past, it turns into transparent that this marriage ceremony social gathering is destined to finish in tragedy.
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Girl turn she head in way of bright, and see I she is wear of wrap for hide of notgood mark there on she head. In bove she eyes there is a frighting tear. There is not blood, but skin lift up at edge, all long in neath she line of hair. N o w is I's arms and legs come all a-shake, as I may not make stop of they. Arse is make noise, where is shit come on legs of I. I is not want for girl to see of this. I is not want for look to she. Turns I head, all slow, and look now up. Hob is come back here by, and is stand bove of I.
This world is make I little, that with fright I may not move nor do a thing. Shut eyes, and sky is go, and world is go, yet dark go not, and keep here by. There is not way for stop of dark. N o w is an other queer-while come. I is hear noise, and glean it is I's mother, making one-foot walk through trees for find of I, and open eyes for look to she, yet I see she not. There is but pig-keep, quiet in dark, and noise is come from hind of wall where in is wood-stop hole. Stands I, for walk to wall in bright of moon, which is come high in sky while glean I not.
Glean I that Hob is come here back from doings with they setting-kine. N o w all come quiet. Set I in dry-grass, making chew of meat, and whiles is go by like to this. I is hear noise of stopping-woods move in they hole, and sniff I flowers, and why, it is that good. Girl is come pig-keep in, and cross to little hut where is I set. Make I to say of many things at she, yet is she put she's hand to mouth, and sign for make-not-noise. N o w is she make quiet say, more like to noise as wind in pipe-grass make.
A Play of Dux Moraud (Joliffe the Player, Book 2) by Margaret Frazer
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