Chapter Thirteen – Heaven.

That evening, Gabriel's guests gathered in the dining room for supper. Their host was absent and they began a light babble of small talk. Jacob surprised himself by holding a ten minute long conversation with Edna Hawte about his job as an accountant. She proved herself a sharp financier. Jacob had noticed the Colonel was … Continue reading Chapter Thirteen – Heaven.

Chapter Twelve – Honest Men.

Moving through the house slowly and carefully, looking out for the signs which told him where he was, Jacob went looking for Gabriel. He was nowhere inside, not even in the kitchen, where a young man dressed in an apron had waved a knife at Jacob until he'd gone away. Eventually wandering outside, Jacob strolled … Continue reading Chapter Twelve – Honest Men.