Street of Death
Mary Ann Mitchell
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Copyright © 2007 by Mary Ann Mitchell
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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.