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Selene and Naelie - Chapter 3I yanked my hand and sprinted into allies, climbing, dodging, trampling or kicking obstacles as I went. I ran and ran endlessly, out of the city and up on the bare hills covered with wild grass and weeds, still limping with the pain in my ankles becoming sharper, but never daring to stop until the city was far on the edge of the horizon. When it finally glided out of sight, and no men seemed to chase me on the outskirts of the city, I stopped and let my breath catch up. It was a hot day, and I was sweating all over, but I cared little for that. With a lifestyle such as my own, I could not complain about a bit of stickiness; I had already forgotten what it meant to be clean, anyway.
I was standing before a small forest, thicker then my grove but still not very deep, not the kind one might get lost in. Or at least by my own measures it wasn't. I walked slowly inside of it, relieved by the shade of the trees after a long run uphill in the noon's cruel sun. I have not been to this place ye
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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