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The Mark of the Red Fox Chapter 2Ray Dufresne, along with 12 prisoners are escorded to the Vulpes Manor by guards. Some guards dressed in fox tails. Some wore masks. At the staircase, there they are as promised. Angelique Vulpes and Alex McBrusque, standing, hands on their backs, staring at the back wall.
"They're all yours," said one of the guards, and the guards leave.
"It doesn't take long to learn a bit of the old obedience in this place," Alex first speaks to the prisoners behind him.
"Obey the rules for one year and we'll let you go," Angelique said.
"Do the opposite, even for a minor and only I will guess what the outcome will be," Alex said.
They turn around to
The Life and Times of Christine Starling Book 4BOOK IV: The Well of Eternal Life
Subject: The Fountain of Youth
Villain: Mark Florence
Plot (Act One): One night of the coast of Spain, a captain and a fisherman discovers the body of a sailor. He was brought to a royal palace in Cádiz, where he was shown before King Ferdinand. As the sailor give Ferdinand the logbook of Juan Ponce de León, he realizes that the legend of the Fountain of Youth, was true. Ferdinand sends his most trusted agent, to find the Fountain. But a storm lashes the agent's ship and sank. His body is never recovered.
In 1951, in Christine's flat, she receives a phone call from her brother, Ri
The King's Curse Chapter 2Christine Starling arrives at her flat at sundown.
"Lucy, I'm home!" Christine calls someone. A Siamese cat approaches her, and rubs its head on her legs. She bents down and grooms it with her hand, causing it to emit a lustful purr.
Suddenly, she hears a banging noise coming from her closet.
"Hello?" Christine called. "Is anyone there?"
No answer. She said to her cat, "Stay where you are, Lucy. I'll be right back."
She walks toward the closet and opens the door. All she sees are her clothes hung there.
"If you think it's funny, I'm notifying the police."
Christing gets out a flashlight and turns it on. She lights the parts of her clos
The King's Curse Chapter 1Twenty-four years later
University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
A young woman was perched on top of a very unstable looking ladder propped up against a bookcase surrounded by any other bookcases. She wears a long beige colored dress with her brown hair in a bun and a pair of bifocals set firmly on her nose, enlarging her light blue eyes. Christine Elizabeth Starling was usually restacking books from under her arm to their proper shelves in the library.
"Tuthmosis. Oh, Christine, where could I possibly find the right shelf, this book belongs to?" She asked to herself. She looks over her shoulder to find the bookcase containing books be
The King's Curse Prologue1923
Valley of the Kings, Egypt
Two grave robbers, Billy Masterson and Antonio Rodriguez, makes their way to the tomb of King Tutankhamen. Ever since it was discovered on November 4th, 1922, by Howard Carter, it became one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th Century.
"Are you sure that this is the place?" Billy asked Antonio.
"Sí (Yeah)," Antonio replied. "He oído hablar de esta tumba antes. (I've heard of this tomb before.)"
"Speak English, buddy," Billy said, despite the fact that he doesn't know what Antonio is saying in Spanish.
"This is the place, mi amigo." Antonio said. This time, he speaks English.
"Okay," Billy s
Mollie's Ribbons I grew up in a small town just a few dozen miles from the closest water sourcea slowly shrinking aquifer that squatted underneath the seat of Thompson County, our neighborly border. Fortunately, we hadn't yet been quite as devastated by our annual droughts as those in Oklahoma and Texas. Rumors would occasionally drift in with a tumbleweed traveler about how bad the deep South had dried up into nothing but an old dusty lake bed, but these flashes of news were too few and too far between to be counted on as up to date or even true.
Once, I heard one of my distant cousins, a boy by the name of Harold, was said to have been caug
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