Village of Scoundrels by Margi Preus

Village of Scoundrels by Margi Preus

Author:Margi Preus
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Abrams
Published: 2020-02-25T00:00:00+00:00


Now, as she and M. Mouroux pedaled deeper into the night, the anxiety she’d felt for days peeled off her shoulders and drifted away like a loose scarf, disappearing into the darkness. Her constant companion, fear, which had clung to her with its sticky fingers, was at last torn away in a rush of acceleration as the bike sped downhill and over a bridge. The last shreds floated away as they coasted through wide fields with mountains rising beyond, hazy and distant. Gone.

Wasn’t it ironic, she thought, that it had taken doing the thing she feared the most to lose her fear?

The road leveled; they resumed pedaling. At least a couple of hours must have passed by the time Monsieur Mouroux turned onto a smaller, rocky road and a little later onto an even smaller, rockier trail. They were still bumping along as best they could when a figure stepped out of the trees ahead of them and shouted, “Halte!”


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