By Anne Perry
IN those vacation MYSTERIES SET IN VICTORIAN LONDON, CHRISTMAS COMES WITH A aiding OF MAGIC AND MURDER.
A CHRISTMAS PROMISE
Three days ahead of Christmas, in London’s East finish, thirteen-year-old Gracie Phipps encounters eight-year-old Minnie Maude Mudway, freezing and on my own. in simple terms the day ahead of, a person murdered Minnie Maude’s Uncle Alf and made off along with his rag-and-bones cart—as good as with Charlie, the liked donkey who pulled it. Now, Grace and Minnie Maude trigger to rescue Charlie. however the direction that Uncle Alf had taken to his demise was once no longer his typical path, and in his cart, the youngsters are advised, used to be a blinding golden casket that may rather well be a Pandora’s field of evil or a shining prize of hope.
A CHRISTMAS ODYSSEY
Ten days prior to Christmas, James Wentworth feels now not pleasure yet grief. His reckless son, Lucien, has been lured right into a international of substances and wild ardour. Wentworth’s in basic terms desire, he believes, is his outdated good friend Henry Rathbone, who volunteers to go looking for the wayward younger guy with the aid of new companions—Squeaky Robinson, a reformed brothel-keeper, and Crow, a mysterious slum surgeon. As this strange trio gathers clues approximately Lucien’s disappearance on London’s darkish streets, they locate themselves on a undertaking whose consequence they can not start to bet.
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Other bribes which have been discovered near ancient shrines human beings, human anatomy,, are terra-cotta figures of deities, animals, and also portions of such as the liver or stomach. •still exists, and is The many parts of offerings simi- of two thousand years ago. object of offering models of various por- tions of the body to propitiate the in This superstition in making votive Italy, the peasants lar to those practised to special deities, god which the patient was doubtless to heal that special part, believed his complaint originated.
C. 586, He of Polycrates, and Amasis King of Egypt. was renowned not only a leader and politician, as a philosopher and was learned branches of science then known. of his life was spent but as in The Egypt, but travelled in order to gather experience in all early part he also and know- ledge until he reached the age of forty years. Afterwards he founded a school, where he lectured and instructed a large lowers who were attracted by number of folwisdom and his 6 Alchemy and Pharmacy. 1 learning.
Who were not of his followers ascribed the stories 2 8 Alchemy and Pharmacy. 1 him related of to magic, which probably, like other philosophers, he studied. Among other stories which tradition has handed down concerning Pythagoras are the following : He professed to have appeared different ages in various ^Ethalides, son the human forms is said to have first as of Mercury, and then as Euphorbu, who slew Patroclus at the Troy, and as other individuals also. He — in tamed a bear and prevailed on siege of by whispering on vegetables alone.
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