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A Missing Purse

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Quantock Hall, early December 1848 “Good morning, Mr. Smythe.” Kate swept happily into the warm library, sunlight pouring in the windows. She smiled at the elderly butler and stepped towards a bookshelf. “How are you?” “Troubled, my lady.” Smythe stood by Earl Beaufort’s desk, hands clasped and trembling. “There should …