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Victoriana 14

Chapter 14 Later that night, after a hearty supper of locally caught mackerel, the four were upstairs in Irving and Fingers’s room, trying to make sense of the day’s events. Rusty spread out the documents [more…]

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Victoriana 12

Chapter 12 Rusty did not hesitate. With the briefest of glances at the map, he shouted ‘That one!’ and pointed at the easternmost of the three holes. Irving picked up Victoriana and Fingers seized Rusty, [more…]

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Victoriana 11

Chapter 11 The temperature had been dropping rapidly for some time and the stowaways were shivering in their hideout. ‘Wadya reckon, Oiving? Guess we’re headin’ north much as east?’ suggested Fingers. ‘I t’ink I’ll try [more…]

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Victoriana 10

Chapter 10 They sat in silence on the floor of the chamber as Fingers toiled unavailngly with the lock. The sky was slowly beginning to lighten. Victoriana could not help asking apprehensively, ‘What happens to [more…]

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Victoriana 8

Chapter 8 ‘Move it, goil,’ said Irving. ‘We gotta get t’ru da narrow bit before dey come.’ He seized Victoriana’s hand and dragged her over the uneven floor of the tunnel, while Fingers and Rusty stumbled [more…]

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Victoriana 7

Chapter 7 When Victoriana descended for breakfast the following morning, she was intercepted by Rusty before she could enter the dining room. ‘I have sent a letter to the stationmaster at East Broadway station with an [more…]