To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 19c
The fictional tale of lighthouse keepers in the 1880's, tending a Lake Michigan lighthouse. The characters in this story are completely fictional, while the lighthouse is quite real and still in use. The details of its function, while not necessarily specific to this exact light, are consistent with the general function of lighthouses in this era.
The man's eyes lifted abruptly, coming to settle sharply on Samuel. "Aye... but how... how do you know... my name?" He gasped in utter confusion, that signature Scottish lilt emerging clearly in his voice.
It was then that Samuel noticed Ellie standing like a statue in the porch doorway, the lantern once more alight in her hand, her mouth agape in disbelief. She had heard everything.
Liesl lurched forward over Samuel, catching the lantern at its base just as it slipped from Ellie's fingers. Taking the lantern by the handle, Liesl rose up on her knees and held it high into the darkness. The flickering candlelight immediately illuminated the sharp nose, square chin, curly hair and flashing green eyes ofLast edit by AN Admin Team on Feb 20, '17
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