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The great city of Constantinople never slept . . . its traffic of humanity from the great and powerful during the day to the lowest that crept out into the darkness of night made it a living thing. A dirty, … Continue reading

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The Heart of a Scotsman

Lord Dagon’s eyes were deeply troubled by whatever it was his mind saw. He was so absorbed by his thoughts that his pipe lay unlit on the table beside him. Though Gordon keenly felt the aching of his own broken … Continue reading

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To the Death!

     “Brother!” he called out in a deep, steady voice which belied the weakness he felt in his limbs, “You have failed and I am still alive!”      Stephen stopped in midsentence in the captain’s cabin, alarmed by the sound … Continue reading

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Busted! Battle of the Twins!

     “I say that you tried to kill Robert or at least hired someone to do your dirty work for you, which is more like it!” Simon stormed at the sneering Stephen.      “Robert is my friend, everyone knows that!” … Continue reading

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A Dark Alley

    The great city of Constantinople never slept; its traffic of humanity from the great and powerful during the day to the lowest that crept out into the darkness of night made it a living thing. A dirty, rag-covered boy … Continue reading

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Fight to the Death!

     Turk had to stoop to reenter Kashim’s room through the broken door. Turning, he was surprised to see Abdul and Abedin standing to the side of the room while Kashim, now dressed, sat on the smoothed-over bunk. Ignoring the … Continue reading

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Nightmare… or Premonition?

The sun glinted off of the shining steel blade as it rose upwards, then swiftly arched down to stab deeply into the wooden planking of the ship’s deck, barely missing Leigha’s head. There was blood all about the deck as … Continue reading

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