by Mary Kruger
Copyright 2011 Mary Kruger
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It was a fine day to die.
Standing in the tumbril as it trundled along London’s roughly paved streets, Simon Woodley swayed to keep his balance, inside and out. London was enjoying an uncommonly fine summer’s day, he thought detachedly, studying the crisp blue sky that arched overhead, dotted here and there with billowy fair weather clouds. For weeks, months, he had languished in Newgate without a sign of the sky. Now it seemed as if that patch of blue would be the last thing he’d ever see.