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Street of Death


Mary Ann Mitchell

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.


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Copyright © 2007 by Mary Ann Mitchell


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Prologue

Spain, Late Fifteenth Century



Gently the old woman brushed the damp rag across the dying woman’s forehead. The bed linen was wet with sweat and bile. The candle’s wick on the windowsill burned low. The room was chillier than it ought to have been for one so ill, but there was no money for fuel, no money for a physician, only the arduous wait for death that hung in the air.

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