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    Chapter 4

    1349 A.D. There was a dampness in the night seeping deep to the bones. Sir Thomas Litton leaned against a post across the street from The Swan. Banners hung by the windows of the tavern swaying gently in the breeze. Some appeared to glow in the moonlight, like ghosts haunting the guests of the inn. There was much laughter, music…

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    Chapter 3

    August 1340   The English fleet met the French at the Port of Sluys once and for all decimating their navy. Edward III commissioned a fleet of merchant ships from the Earl of Arundel, Sir Robert Morley and the Earl of Huntington. Conquest by land and sea was finally achieved. A tired, victorious English army returned home. The fifteen hour…

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    Chapter 2

    The old woman huddled next to the fire wrapped in blankets. She rocked back and forth while fixated on the fire before her. The rocking would appear to be an attempt at staying war but it was really nothing more than restlessness. The recent information she acquired both excited and scared her. Ever since she was forced from her underwater…

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    Chapter 1

    William Devereux was at rest in his large masterfully upholstered red silk chair with gold trim. His graying hair framed a face that looked younger than it was but his eyes betrayed the years of experience behind them. Age was an obsession with him and he went to great lengths to maintain his body. In fact, he was healthier and…

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    Prologue

    I pulled this file out of a dusty folder in my Google Drive. It started in a Creative Writing class many years ago as an assignment to create our own version of as Aesop Fable. My short story was based on the Lion and the Mouse. The lion was a grizzled old knight and the mouse was a young boy.…