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(A Novel)

Catherine McGrew Jaime

Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2010 by Catherine McGrew Jaime

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Chapter One

Leonardo swept the floor quickly, trying not to think too hard about the activity going on around him. It just wasn’t fair. Everyone else was doing something useful, something productive, something fun. Why did his father have to punish him this way?  He had been just fine at home with his uncle. His uncle had time for his questions – time to point out the variety of plants and animals to him. And there he could go outside and draw them any time he wanted. No one bossed him around and told him what to do!  In fact, he was in the midst of sketching the pond behind his grandfather’s house when his father had made the shocking announcement that he was to move to Florence to be apprenticed to the great master Verrocchio.

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