Through the Curls of Steam

He placed the notes on the side table and met her eyes in the dim light.  "US dollars okay?"  She walked over, counted out a few bills and handed the rest back to him.  He closed her fingers around them.  "I'd like to take you out." Oh no, she sighed.  "You seem like a sweet kid.  Why don't you go …

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Miss Evangeline’s Home for Wayward Women – Part II

"You mean to open the doors to all manner of wayward women?  The criminals, the mentally unwell...the...the unwed mothers?"  Solomon Brownell, Esq. could not conceive that Miss Evangeline would contemplate such a thing. "I've been in contact with the warden at -- "  Mr. Brownell slammed his hand onto his desk.  "You've had communication with prison officials!"  …

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Miss Evangeline’s Home for Wayward Women – Part I

"Miss Evangeline, these were not Sir Jarrett's intentions."  Solomon Brownell, Esq. interrupted.  "Please allow me to organize the sale of the estate and set up a trust to your benefit." Miss Evangeline clasped her gloved hands in her lap and tried to explain once more.  Mr. Brownell's brow furrowed.  He'd already heard too much at …

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