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Today I’m offering another 6 paragraphs from my unusual, soon-to-be released The Changeling
Lenox, 10th Earl of Pendry, finds himself heir to a Scottish estate in the lowlands. He has no idea he’s been sent there to keep him safe. The rain necessitates a stop at a local inn where the innkeeper’s wife has just delivered a baby boy. The beautiful blond midwife has caught his eye.
To my surprise he poured me a jigger of whiskey and one for himself, and this he raised to me. “To auld Laird Charlie’s memory, and t’ you sir the new laird. I canna say it’ll be easy fer an outlander at Carterhaugh.”
I had no time to ask what the devil he meant by that, for his freckle-faced daughter came down the stairs, and said, “Papa, Mam’s askin’ fer ye. She says Gran’s worrid ye forgot to count wee Duncan’s fingers an’ toes. But I did t’ be sure Papa. They’re all there. All o’ them.”
I chuckled despite myself.
MacPhee laughed and tossed his glass back. He wheezed, “O’course they are my darlin’ girl! Tha’ just one o’ yer gran’s auld Highland faery stories. An’ this is no’ th’ Highlands. Come here lassie. Watch th’ door an’ call me doon if ye need me.”
A moment later, I had the opportunity to ask the girl an important question. “Penny, the pretty lady that helped bring your brother into the world, do you know her name?”
“Aye, I do sir. Her name is Janet Roxburgh.” Penny looked around, and then to me, whispered, “My gran says Janet’s a true witch.”
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