page 40 of 244 of An Unrestored Woman

The Merchant’s Mistress

Well that was unexpected – murder and then stole his identity and took his place on his voyage to Durban. I’m not sure if I really buy it, she’s such a romantic that murder seems out of her character and nothing in the story hinted at the possibility she could do something like that. Not that nobody is incapable of such a thing, but it seems … sudden.