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Searching for Captain Wentworth - Chapter Twelve

Searching for Captain Wentworth A Timeslip Novel inspired by Persuasion Chapter Twelve
My first night in Regency Bath was very strange. Wandering aboutthe house felt both extraordinary and familiar, but I couldn’t helphoping that when I went to bed I might wake in the morning to findit had all been a weird nightmare. Jane’s brother had Josh’s gloveand I couldn’t think how I was going to get it back or how I mightreturn to my own time without it. I didn’t sleep very well and as Itossed and turned in the early hours of the morning, it seemed to methat I was not really alone. Lying in the dark under stiff cottonsheets, I felt sure I heard snatches of conversation in that veryroom. As in a dream, I thought I could hear the sound of stifledgiggling along with whispered, confidential chatter. ‘Dolly, have you got any money left? I’ve seen a lovely hat inJolly’s and I only need another three shillings.’ ‘Only another three shillings! Lizzy Elliot, you’ll be the finishof me. We won’t be able to …

Searching for Captain Wentworth - Chapter Eleven

Searching for Captain Wentworth  A Timeslip Novel inspired by Persuasion Chapter Eleven Only once did it cross my mind that Josh would think I was somekind of obsessed stalker as I ran up the road after him. But, Iconvinced myself that all would be forgiven when I handed overthe glove. Thinking about the ideas for my novel had made meresolve on doing the right thing. I wasn’t going back to interfere inthe lives of people I didn’t really know any more. The past wasbetter left alone and if I was intent on writing a book of fiction, Imust use my imagination, not rely on any event that might havehappened in real life. To do so would be cheating, somehow, and Iknew if I did go back in time once again that the experience wouldcompletely colour my writing. That wasn’t to say that having aglimpse into the past hadn’t been useful. My mind was full of theimages, sounds and smells that I could bring forth just by touchingthe glove. I was careful not to handle it too much again. It was safein my poc…