Monday, March 17, 2014

Dead Rite chapter 171.03

“Why?”

“That was before the east wing was built. You must know parts of the house I don't.”

“Begging your pardon, but what's an east wing? And where are the horses? And the chickens?”

“We don't keep any livestock on the property, I'm afraid. We buy everything in.” Harold frowned. “Apart from the cats, of course, and the lake is well stocked with fish.”

“Cats?” Amélie shuddered. “As long as they don't come in the house.”

“They don't. Not often, anyway.” He gave a big smile. “And then it's only to catch the rats.”

“Rats?” Fire sparked in the woman's eyes. “There'll be no rats in this house.”

Lucy tugged at her father's dressing gown. “But Dad...”

“Hush.” He barely gave her a glance. “Adults talking.”

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