By C. C. Humphreys
The gripping finale in C. C. Humphreys's exciting old experience sequence, starring the speeding Jack Absolute
After surviving the French and Indian Wars, Jack Absolute virtually perishes at the voyage domestic, merely to be stored via a charismatic Irishman, crimson Hugh McClune. in the course of his restoration, Jack falls for the man's appealing cousin, Laetitia. yet as they plan to elope, Jack stumbles on crimson Hugh's crafty plot to assassinate the King. Jack foils the plan—but spares the lifetime of pink Hugh, who then flees to Rome, taking Laetitia with him.
When Jack reunites along with his previous regiment, the sixteenth Dragoons, can he defeat the schemes of the Irish traitor and win again his nice love as soon as and for all?
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Horses and ponies, fat and well cared-for, cropped the sparse grass of the hollow that sheltered the encampment or nickered at the sense of excitement in the air. The Gypsies themselves moved among the wagons and horses; handsome, fox-faced people, with brilliant white teeth that flashed in smiles across their dark skin. They chattered in a strange language among themselves, with a rich, rhythmic cadence. The children, swift and nimble as swallows, ran about with bundles of packing, or chased each other, laughing.
We must not delay any longer," she said. "The Gypsies even now prepare to move on. " She turned and strode briskly down the dirt road toward the Gypsy encampment, her oak staff tap-tapping on the hard ground as she went. Arcie nudged Sam as they followed. "Secure your pouches, Sammy," he cautioned. The Barigan had already tucked his main coin pouch down inside his shirt. Sam began carefully transferring his few pouches to inner loops inside his tunic and cloak. He looked ahead at the marching figure of the Druid.
They scattered a moment later, as a glossy black raven swooped low overhead and glided on ebony wings down the path. In a crystal tower, Mizzamir drummed his long fingers pensively on the edge of the font. Within the swirling silver waters, three tiny figures were visible: one on a horse, one on a large deer, and one on a pony. They emerged from a blurred green forest of trees and headed across the heath. Southeast. Mizzamir's fingertips touched the silvery runes decorating the rim of the white marble font in sequence.