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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 43… Good Company There was much small talk over supper and Esme seemed to take to Bill and Margarita, odd couple as they appeared, with some delight. There was even agreement that she would pose for the painter sometime … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 42… Arrival He was instantly likeable, as with so many of Charles odd arty friends and Charles was not surprised at his friend’s enthusiasm for Esme, his reputation as a painter was widely recognized. The reference to their “Commotion” … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 41… Journey (Part Two) ‘Well, this is about as far as we go with the car.’ announced Charles. ‘We’ll have to do the rest on foot.’ Esme groaned. ‘Don’t worry, it’s not much further. We can do it in about ten minutes.’ … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 41… Journey (Part One) In that journey to Wales she was mostly silent. Unhurried life pressed past the windows of the car, and Charles drove with an almost equal presence of mind. Crowded thoughts entered her head and now … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 40… Decision ‘Esme… I’ve been giving our situation a lot of thought.’ Charles looked at her with careful consideration. She seemed to him to have more maturity now than ever he realised. She had grown into a fine woman. … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 39… A Plan That very day Charles locked the little photographic shop to the outside world. He sat in thought at the foot of the stairs for some considerable time. From time to time, the telephone would ring only to … Continue reading

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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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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

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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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

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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