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Obscurity, The Eighth Chapter

In which blood is spilled at the Mardi Gras ball.

We last read The Seventh Chapter, in which the widow ventured into the swamp for a cure.

Pursuit of an eligible husband was the most popular pastime among European ladies of a certain age. The courting season began each winter when local plantation owners brought their daughters to the city for a surfeit…




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