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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 38… Prisoner ‘Don’t worry. I’m not taking any chances with him.’ Smiled Toby. ‘And maybe when I’ve finished with him… He’ll be a good little boy again!’ Between them, they half carried, half dragged, the dead weight of Edward down … Continue reading

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Episode 37…Recovery It was then Charles noticed the body of Edward lying just a few feet away from him. The man seemed motionless and there was no sound of breathing. Toby stepped forward once more from the gloom of the … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp… Appendix

Looking back to Episode 10…. Constance and George Her mother left her to rest in the curtained numbness of her room and kept a watchful ear for the sounds of movement and a watchful eye on the front door. In … Continue reading

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Episode 36…Toby Westlake In a queer light at the foot of the stairs Toby peered at the two men. The sudden appearance of him startled Edward and he stopped his shouting almost at once. His attention now drew on Tobias. … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 35…Confrontation The principle of beauty had not been lost on their evening of reunion. Toby had brought Esme to the little shop in Bayswater and then retired to his small room at the rear of the building. Esme spent … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 34…Reunion Part Two ‘He brought you to me.’ he added. ‘Yes, I remember being lifted again and looking down from some great height. It seemed as black as night, so dark, and yet, the air was fresh as a … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 33…Reunion Part One ‘Edward will change too!’ he replied. ‘But he won’t forget. You have not forgotten that you were once married to him. I’m quite certain of that.’ He laughed gently and said: ‘You now have the gift … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 32…Missing ‘Sorry doctor…. But she has gone! Your patient! I’ve checked everywhere. There is no sign of her. Her clothes are missing too. She has simply vanished into thin air!.’ The nurse was clearly very upset. ‘Alright nurse try … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 31…Deliverance ‘She is very weak, but still alive.’ The Doctor looked up over his horn rimmed glasses with an inquisitive stare. I’m pleased you brought her to me gentlemen. I doubt she would have survived the journey to Elmhurst … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 30…Rescued ‘She must have been here for some hours.’ The voice did not stir the butterfly quiet of her thoughts. ‘She’s been beaten over the head, probably with that wood!’ The voice nodded towards a Birch stake lying beside … Continue reading

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