The Escape of Edward St. Ives
By Darrell Egbert
Copyright 2011 Darrell Egbert
Cover Art by Wallace Brazzeal
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Chapter 1, 1944
The limousine wound its way through the dark streets of London, made even darker by a light fog that had moved in about three hours earlier. The driver would have had trouble finding his way if he had not been there before. The two passengers in the back seat were thankful for that and for the fog, because the skeletons of the bombed-out buildings, silhouetted against a moonlit sky, would have been truly depressing.
The few buildings left standing on both sides of the street were sandbagged in front, almost to the curb. Pedestrians using the sidewalks during the daylight hours had to walk single file or walk on the edge of the street.