Chapter 78

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Back at the Yarn Factory, Vasilo Krumchek was surprised. He wasn’t often surprised: working for Doctor Socks, he had learned to take most things in his stride. In his experience, when the Doctor had taken it into his mind to do a thing, he was utterly single minded about it. He didn’t go disappearing in… Read more »

Chapter 77 : Doctor Socks’s crime

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The Reader, Peregrine Stumpings and Virgo looked at each other in dismay. ‘Oh dear, I wonder what he meant?’ ‘Nothing good, we can be sure of that!’ They did not have to wait for long. The thundering of hooves heralded the arrival of a gigantic centaur. Sagittarius. And he was in a state of great… Read more »

Chapter 76 : An unexpected guest

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Virgo laughed and offered them something to drink. ‘I hope you like nectar,’ she said. ‘It’s all we have at the moment. Dionysus had a bit of a session last night, and Demeter hasn’t been shopping yet.’ The Reader was just saying how much she liked nectar and admiring the cup of gleaming liquid that… Read more »

Chapter 75 : Space travel

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The Reader and Peregrine Stumpings fell out of the chariot onto a mossy lawn. They were both feeling sea sick. Or maybe space sick. Space travel in a horse drawn chariot is probably something that takes a bit of getting used to. Their journey had shaken and wobbled and squeezed them thoroughly. Apollo had sung… Read more »