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SPLINTER Episode 10: Pieces of the Puzzle

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Episode 10: Pieces of the Puzzle Pike After dinner, Al and I retired to the study. I sat at Pa’s desk, rolling and unrolling the ticker tape, replaying the day’s events in my head, and trying to make sense of

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SPLINTER Episode 11: The Sleepless Giant

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Episode 11: The Sleepless Giant Al My legs were restless, and I couldn’t stop fidgeting. Everyone else had gone to sleep hours ago, but something kept me awake. I beat my pillow with my fist and pulled the covers around

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SPLINTER Episode 12: Promises

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Episode 12: Promises Pike “Where is he? I can’t believe he’d just go off like that.” I burst through the front door, letting it slam behind me. “Of all the inconsiderate, irresponsible—” “Who ya mad at, Pike?” Maddie combed a

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SPLINTER Episode 13: Stranger in the Woods

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Episode 13: Stranger in the Woods Al After gathering as many invitations as we could salvage and picking dresses for the ladies, we loaded Lloyd’s cart and started for home. Adrenaline still coursed through my veins as my mind replayed

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SPLINTER Episode 14: The Lost Doll

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Episode 14: The Lost Doll Pike As we approached the welcoming glow of the main house, commotion spilled into the front yard. The farmhands carried guns and the hunting dogs had been released. The men surveyed the grounds, their lanterns

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SPLINTER Episode 15: Baku, Devourer of Nightmares

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Episode 15: Baku, Devourer of Nightmares   Al Golden light beamed through the dormer window, dancing with the curtains in the breeze and warming the white bed linens. I stood in the doorway, watching Mae attend to Baku. She buzzed

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SPLINTER Episode 16: Visions and Victims

Episode 16: Visions and Victims Pike We took shifts watching over Maddie and Baku throughout the night. After Al relieved me for the last shift before sunrise, I retreated to the study. There were too many things buzzing around in

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SPLINTER Episode 17: The Leviathan Belle

Episode 17: The Leviathan Belle Pike I peered over the railing, watching the murky brown swirls of the James River twist and twirl around random branches and floating debris caught in the current as the steamboat chugged forward. The raging

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