By Margaret Frazer
On the behest of his strong customer, Joliffe trips to France to behave as a servant to the widowed duchess Jacquetta of Bedford—while really education in spycraft. but if a member of the duchess's family is murdered, Joliffe learns simply how risky secrets and techniques can be...
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Peg Leg Joe! Young Ellie: I hear wheels turning. Young Sam: There he is, up on the road, driving his wagon along. Young Ellie: (shouting) Peg Leg Joe! Peg Leg Joe! Old Sam: He pulled his wagon to a stop. It was all loaded up with wooden furniture he’d made. Peg Leg Joe: Hush up, you fools! You want to bring every slave hunter in the territory down on us? Look at this paper. It’s a wanted poster. Do you know these faces? Young Ellie: Why, it’s us! Peg Leg Joe: A certain Mr. Aaron Burkett down in Alabama is right anxious to get the two of you back.
Young Sam: Do you reckon it’s safe? Young Ellie: It’s got to be. We don’t have a choice. Come on, let’s go. Old Ellie: So we started walking across the ice. Old Sam: It was slippery and cold under our feet. Young Sam: Oh, Ellie—what’s that groaning sound? Young Ellie: That’s the ice creaking under us. Young Sam: Can it hold us? Young Ellie: It ought to. We’re neither one of us much more than skin and bone. Old Ellie: We were halfway across when we heard voices behind us. Slave hunter 1: Hey, there!
Old Sam: He pulled his wagon to a stop. It was all loaded up with wooden furniture he’d made. Peg Leg Joe: Hush up, you fools! You want to bring every slave hunter in the territory down on us? Look at this paper. It’s a wanted poster. Do you know these faces? Young Ellie: Why, it’s us! Peg Leg Joe: A certain Mr. Aaron Burkett down in Alabama is right anxious to get the two of you back. He’s offered a $100 reward for each of your scrawny carcasses. These papers are 29 posted up all over every town in this part of the country.
A Play of Treachery (Joliffe the Player, Book 5) by Margaret Frazer