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.”“Hester Deale, do you renounce Giles Dent and the woman Ann Hawkins as witches and heretics?”“I do.Tears spilled down her cheeks.I do renounce them, and pray to God to save me.Pray to“”“God to forgive me.”He will, Giles whispered.You are not to blame.”“”“Where is the woman Ann Hawkins? Lazarus demanded, and Giles turned his clear gray eyes to”“him.You will not find her.”“Stand aside.I will enter this house of the devil.”“You will not find her, Giles repeated.For a moment he looked beyond Lazarus to the men and”“the handful of women who stood in his glade.He saw death in their eyes, and more, the hunger for it.This was the demon s power, and his work.’Only in Hester s did Giles see fear or sorrow.So he used what he had to give, pushed his mind’toward hers.Run!He saw her jolt, stumble back, then he turned to Lazarus.We know each other, you and I.Dispatch them, release them, and it will be between us alone.”“For an instant he saw the gleam of red in Lazarus s eyes.You are done.Burn the witch! he”“’shouted.Burn the devil house and all within it!”“They came with torches, and with clubs.Giles felt the blows rain on him, and the fury of the hate that was the demon s sharpest weapon.’They drove him to his knees, and the wood of the hut began to flame and smoke.Screams rang in his head, the madness of them.pdfMachineIs a pdf writer that produces quality PDF files with ease!Produce quality PDF files in seconds and preserve the integrity of your original documents.Compatible acrossnearly all Windows platforms, if you can print from a windows application you can use pdfMachine.Get yours now!file://C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\Rar$EX03.813\Nora.3/3/2008BloodBrothersPage 17 of 257With the last of his power he reached out toward the demon inside the man, with red rimming itsdark eyesas it fed on the hate, the fear, the violence.He felt it gloat, he felt it rising, so sure of its victory, and the feast to follow.And he ripped it to him, through the smoking air.He heard it scream in fury and pain as the flames bit into flesh.And he held it to him, close as a lover as the fire consumed them.And with that union the fire burst, spread, destroyed every living thing in the glade.It burned for a day and a night, like the belly of hell.pdfMachineIs a pdf writer that produces quality PDF files with ease!Produce quality PDF files in seconds and preserve the integrity of your original documents.Compatible acrossnearly all Windows platforms, if you can print from a windows application you can use pdfMachine.Get yours now!file://C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\Rar$EX03.813\Nora.3/3/2008BloodBrothersPage 18 of 257OneHawkins HollowMarylandJuly 6, 1987I NSIDE THE PRETTY KITCHEN OF THE PRETTY house on Pleasant Avenue, Caleb Hawkins struggled not to squirm as his mother packed her version of campout provisions.In his mother s world, ten-year-old boys required fresh fruit, homemade oatmeal cookies (they’weren t so bad), half a dozen hard-boiled eggs, a bag of Ritz crackers made into sandwiches with Jif’peanut butter for filling, some celery and carrot sticks (yuck!), and hearty ham-and-cheese sandwiches.Then there was the thermos of lemonade, the stack of paper napkins, and the two boxes of PopTarts she wedged into the basket for breakfast.Mom, we re not going to starve to death, he complained as she stood deliberating in front of an”’“open cupboard.We re going to be right in Fox s backyard.”’’“Which was a lie, and kinda hurt his tongue.But she d never let him go if he told her the truth.And,’sheesh, he was ten.Or would be the very next day.Frannie Hawkins put her hands on her hips.She was a pert, attractive blonde with summer blue eyes and a stylish curly perm.She was the mother of three, and Cal was her baby and only boy.Now,“let me check that backpack.”Mom!”“Honey, I just want to be sure you didn t forget anything.Ruthless in her own sunny way, Frannie”’“unzipped Cal s navy blue pack.Change of underwear, clean shirt, socks, good, good, shorts,“’toothbrush.Cal, where are the Band-Aids I told you to put in, and the Bactine, the bug repellant.pdfMachine”Is a pdf writer that produces quality PDF files with ease!Produce quality PDF files in seconds and preserve the 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short, soft hair.”“He d been her towheaded baby boy, she mused, but his hair was darkening, and she suspected it would’be a light brown eventually.Just as hers would be without the aid of Born Blonde [ Pobierz całość w formacie PDF ]