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Necklace Guild #3

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More than ten years ago, a then twelve year old Jayne Harcourt would have agreed with her father about the new railway when he burst into his usual tirade against any form of progress. Those monstrous engines of noise and steam may indicate progress, he’d bluster to anyone who cared to listen – their influence certainly helps to increase manufacturing in our larger towns, he’d grudgingly admit - but having them roaring unattended, unsightly and ugly and unannounced through the countryside, surely that is much too dangerous? It cannot be beneficial for human beings to travel within them at such speed.

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