July 14th, 2011

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Chocolatiers of the High Winds: 41

Chocolatiers of the High Winds by H.B. Kurtzwilde
A gay steampunk adventure. Follow the weekly travails of young Mayport Titus, and his intercontinental airship journey to restore the fortunes of the Titus Chocolate Company. (Do you need to start at Chapter One?)

Chapter 41: Assay

With the thought of having words with children, Mayport went to find a bakery on the way to the land office. Before the appointed hour arrived, he had bait for his trap in the form of cakes and milk. He had then only to lie in wait for his prey.

They came as they had before, but the children themselves had been replaced. Mayport smiled brightly and opened his accounting book. Every one of them went pale with fear. The eldest boy gave over his bundle, but both eyes were on the treats Mayport had left sitting out.

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