THE PAINTED LADIES
By John Ivor
© copyright John Ivor
Smashwords Edition 2009
Published by Darling Newspaper Press
PO box 176, Kalamunda, Western Australia 6926.
This short story is extracted from Eden's Deadly Shore, Book Two of Great Land of Dreams, hardback print 2000, paperback 2005 isbn 9781419609299. © copyright Darling Newspaper Press.
Cover art (courtesy Wikipedia) shows a detail from Leda and the Swan, by Cesare Sesto (1477 - 1523) after a lost original by Leonardo (1515-1520). Oil on canvas, Wilton House, England.
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Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.
THE dirty drawings were in his sketchpad.