By Anne Perry
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She had suggested it only because she could think of nothing better. Gracie did not answer, and they walked the rest of the way past the end of the notorious Flower and Dean Walk in silence, passing figures moving in the shadows. Others stood still, watching and waiting. The ice made the cobbles slippery. The sleet came down a little harder, stinging their faces and rattling against the stone walls to either side of them in the narrow alleys. The gutters were filling up, water flecked with white that disappeared almost instantly, not yet cold enough to freeze solid.
That’s… that’s God. ” Minnie Maude blushed. ” Gracie’s mind was whirling like the wind. Minnie Maude waited, staring at her. “Magic don’t ’ave rules,” Gracie explained. “An’ bad people can do it as well as good. It in’t always nice. ” Minnie Maude asked reasonably. Gracie was not going to be careful this time. “I dunno,” she admitted. ” Minnie Maude asked her. ” Gracie tried to put the conversation back into some kind of reality. “Jesus were born in a stable,” Minnie Maude pointed out. ” “This is a dovecote,” Gracie replied.
She asked eagerly. Jimmy glanced at his wife. “Don’t go puttin’ ideas inter ’er ’ead. We never saw no gold tin. ” He turned to Minnie Maude. “It ain’t nothin’. Folk put out all kinds o’ things. ” Minnie Maude said in amazement. ” “Nobody,” Jimmy agreed. “It were jus’ Tommy talkin’ like a fool. ” Minnie Maude was sitting clutching her porcelain teacup, her eyes wide with fear. ” Jimmy said wearily. “If they put out summink by mistake, then they’d jus’ go an’ ask fer it back. ” “But they did kill ’im,” Minnie Maude pointed out, sniffing and letting out her breath in a long sigh.
A Christmas Promise (The Christmas Stories, Book 7) by Anne Perry