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Murder in the Midi

Cecilia Peartree

Smashwords Edition

Copyright Cecilia Peartree 2011

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Chapter 1

I stopped on the bridge to get my breath back, listened to my heart pounding, and asked myself for the first time where I was going.

The road had crossed the railway line a hundred yards back, and now there were only a few cottages here and there. I would reach the edge of town in minutes. I looked over the wall. A round expanse of green-grey water with a canal lock at the far side. A man – perhaps the lock-keeper – stood on the walkway above the lock, arms folded, waiting. A boat swayed gently at its mooring as the lock gates started to open. Beyond the lock, I saw a cool green tunnel of plane trees, where the Canal du Midi headed off into the distance.

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