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  from Angel Maker by Barry B. Wright

Chapter One

A heavy grey mist had settled over Bournemouth. It was well past the ten o’clock closing for pubs and the last of the trolley buses had been docked for the night. The damp, cold streets were empty, that is for the exception of a young man carrying an over-sized potato-sack across his shoulders. The doors to the Palladium Cinema on Fisherman’s Walk had been locked for at least an hour and the marquee which had highlighted that evening’s show of The Divorce of Lady X starring Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier had been plunged into darkness. An angry wind had picked up off the ocean side. Newspaper wrappers once housing fish and chips jockeyed for position with the other detritus carelessly tossed aside earlier that day. A greased stained front page from the Guardian pasted against the wall by the wind. The young man smiled as he read its headline:

Germany’s Day of Wrecking and Looting
Gangs Unhampered by the Police
Synagogues Burned Down in ...



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