Charles Todd

A Test of Wills

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Harris was planning to call off the wedding.
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And again on Monday morning in the lane.
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The only other person who could answer that question was Lettice herself.
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The Inn was remarkably quiet, but Rutledge stopped Redfern in the hall and asked to have sandwiches and coffee brought to his room.
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It was, finally, the reason behind the quarrel.
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Rutledge’s hopes plummeted.
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Stopping at the corner to hand Mavers over to Forrest, Rutledge turned on his heel and went back to the lych-gate, searching for Royston in the crowd gathered there, silent and avoiding one another’s eyes, their faces stiff with shocked dismay, unable to think of any way out of the churchyard that wouldn’t take them past the rest of the parishioners equally paralyzed with indecision.
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There were other choices
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Of a killer she’d seen—and somehow recognized
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The drive back to Upper Streetham was quiet, only the sound of the tires along the road, and once a dog barking furiously as they passed
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Hamish, silent throughout the half hour in the house, said, “You ought to know about sleep
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Let her sleep
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When Rutledge arrived at the Inn, Wilton and Sergeant Davies were waiting
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And Catherine Tarrant had given Hickam money….
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If Mavers had moved from place to place that Monday morning, and given some forethought to the shotgun, he might—just might—have killed Harris and gotten away with it….
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But she grimaced as Rutledge asked his question
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Could he have done it that quickly?
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I couldn’t serve,” he went on quietly.
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Rutledge sent his men across again, calling to them as he ran, and watched them fall, his sergeant the first to go down, watched the remnants turn and stagger back to their lines through the darkness, cursing savagely, eyes wild with pain and fury.
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You’re being very foolish!
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