The Cranesbill

Chapter 6, The Pillar

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he press tended to describe Gregory Hobbs in superlatives, at times positive, more often negative. In spite of his somewhat short stature, the man was nonetheless solidly built and muscular for his size. He’d graduated among the Class of ’21 at Harvard and was co-captain of the collegiate wrestling team. He was ambitious and, some might argue, even brilliant. And he was a bully.