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  1. Public Bookmark 20

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    'I am breaking Mr Segundus’s trust in writing to you without his knowledge, but he will not hear of doing it himself. I do not know if you have quarrelled, but I beg you to return to Starecross with all possible urgency. Mr Segundus remains ill. The doctor has visited twice this week, and I fear he can only be with us again soon. I do not know if you can be of any assistance, but it is most serious.'

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    10 Sep 2019

  2. Public Bookmark 11

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    Segundus held him hard and looked at his face with wide eyes. Childermass tolerated this examination, only flinching back when Segundus’ other hand came up toward his face.

    “There is a black cloud about you,” Segundus said. His fingers did not actually reach Childermass; rather, they grasped at the air around him as if the black cloud he spoke of was not a cloud at all, but rather a curtain he could draw aside if he could but seize upon it. “It responds to me, but I cannot make it leave.”

    Magic has always been a constant for Childermass- not least because he is cursed. But when Segundus falls ill, everything might change.

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    10 Sep 2019

  3. Public Bookmark 20

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    John Segundus and John Childermass find themselves trapped in a dark dream of a faerie forest together, and must escape before sunrise or risk never waking again. The fact that they somewhat fall in love over the course of it is largely an accident.

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    05 Sep 2019

  4. Public Bookmark 22

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    Of stones that may be key to deciphering the King's Letters and comparative linguistics, of Russian scholars and English radicals; of printing presses and scullery maids.
    Also: Mr Segundus is in love. Mr Childermass is recalcitrant.

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    04 Sep 2019

  5. Public Bookmark 8

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    Now Norrell was gone, and missed largely in the little moments when Childermass heard this or that piece of news and thought how he would tell it to Norrell, and how he would react- and then he remembered that Norrell was not there to tell, and he liked to be busy more than ever.

    Mostly, he was- for there was a great deal to do. There were old politicians and new magicians to deal with; there was Vinculus to manage; there was a different kind of magic and a different kind of life for his people to carve out, and Childermass was busily carving it. There was little time to regret words spoken in haste, or to miss the society of men he still regarded very highly, however things had fallen out- or to be lonesome in general. But sometimes... sometimes he stopped, and he stopped most often at Starecross. And it was strange, but in that place- where he had the least reason to be lonely- he was most intensely so.

    Childermass' plan to keep himself occupied at Starecross may not be quite perfect.

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    04 Sep 2019

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