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Roylsden #246


"Nobody's hanging nobody."
Mrs McGinley's statement was spoken quietly but it carried the force of authority. Against the howl of the wind shrieking around the building and the driving of the rain against the window, it was only just audible: but audible it was, because it bore the gravitas of fact and the potency of truth. She had stated a reality, and said it with utter conviction. At that point, in that room, it was just about impossible to disbelieve her.
Minister McGinley spluttered loudly, his words trembling yet forceful
"I will hang, Lucy. I will not allow the alternative!"

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    Neville Hunt almost 3 years ago

    Oh hang it! Don’t that feller realise when he’s being dealt a ‘get out of the noose’ card?

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