Chapter Seventeen

On the Road Again

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A surly onion breathing rabble jeered raucously, pelting her with curses and offal.

Every painful step was a delicate and perilous gamble. Would she stumble on some loose tumblesome cobblestone, or would the bones of her back or her trembling knees crumple under the strain? Or, most likely, the beating heat of the sun and the throbbing ache of fresh lash wounds would soon overcome her wavering grip on consciousness.

The headshaking men ushered her into the car, and together they drove smartly away.






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A surly onion breathing rabble jeered raucously, pelting her with curses and offal.

Every painful step was a delicate and perilous gamble. Would she stumble on some loose tumblesome cobblestone, or would the bones of her back or her trembling knees crumple under the strain? Or, most likely, the beating heat of the sun and the throbbing ache of fresh lash wounds would soon overcome her wavering grip on consciousness.


The headshaking men ushered her into the car, and together they drove smartly away.