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The Widow's Demise

The Widow's Demise


Don Gutteridge

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Year of publication: 101

Don Gutteridge The Widows Demise ONE September 1841 Hold still, please, Mrs. Edwards, or Im gonnastick you with the needle. This warning was delivered by Etta Hogg, thelive-in, all-purpose servant at Briar Cottage. Its only a small tear, Beth Edwards said,twisting about to get a frontal image from the mirror that Marc hadset up in the parlour to aid the fitting of the ball gown.Nobodyll notice. You dont sound all that enthusiastic, Marcsaid from his chair by the fireplace. You know what I think ...

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Unholy Alliance

Unholy Alliance


Don Gutteridge

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Year of publication: 101

Don Gutteridge Unholy Alliance ONE Toronto, Upper Canada: 1840 The blizzard that howled across the icy expanse ofLake Ontario and struck the defenceless city broadside on thisparticular midwinter evening was little noticed by the fivegentlemen seated in the drawing-room of the Bishops palace onFront Street. After all, supper had been lavish, as usual, and morethan satisfying, especially so since not one of the prelatesguests felt himself to be less than deserving of the great manslargesse. ...

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Desperate Acts

Desperate Acts


Don Gutteridge

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Year of publication: 101

Don Gutteridge Desperate Acts ONE So, tell me about this Shakespeare Club, MarcEdwards said to Brodie Langford as they left Sherbourne Street andturned west onto Front. Why not simply take up with the amateurplayers who hang about Ogden Franks theatre Brodie grinned before answering to let Marcknow that he was aware of the deliberate naivet of the remark.They had become fast friends over the preceding seven months, andenjoyed the kind of gentle teasing which that sort of bondencourages. We are ...

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The Bishop's Pawn

The Bishop's Pawn


Don Gutteridge

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Year of publication: 101

Don Gutteridge The Bishops Pawn ONE Toronto: March, 1839 Doubtful Dick Dougherty was taking his early-morningconstitutional, ambling placidly down the west side of Bay Streetas he had done now each day for the past six weeks. Ambling wouldhave been his own description of his descent, though the rarecity-dweller abroad at seven A.M. in the near-dark might havereferred to the locomotion of his three-hundred-pound bulk moreaptly as trundelling. Still, such ordinary folk seemed pleasedenough to see ...

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Minor Corruption

Minor Corruption


Don Gutteridge

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Year of publication: 101

Don Gutteridge Minor Corruption ONE Toronto: September 1840 So youre finally gonna let me have a peek at thelegendary Uncle Seamus Beth said to Marc as the brand-newbrougham veered off Brock Street north onto the bush-path thatmeandered its way up to Spadina House. Marc gave eighteen-month-old Maggie an extradandle on his right knee and responded to his wifes remark in asimilar bantering tone: Its not as if weve been hiding him undera bushel, and the dear fellow cant help it if his antics have ...

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