The Secret of Ravelston Sergio Silveira

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The Secret of Ravelston  by  Sergio Silveira

The Secret of Ravelston by Sergio Silveira
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The summer of 1805 brought upon Jane Freemont the worst occurrence in her young life. She is sent to live in a town far north, where Jane’s critical, questioning mind will be kept from creating trouble. As Jane arrives in Ravelston, she discoversMoreThe summer of 1805 brought upon Jane Freemont the worst occurrence in her young life. She is sent to live in a town far north, where Jane’s critical, questioning mind will be kept from creating trouble. As Jane arrives in Ravelston, she discovers that it is the most beautiful and magical place she has ever seen. Yet, Jane soon comes to suspect Ravelston has a terrible secret.

(excerpt... below)In the following month, Jane endured, by far, the greatest trial of her entire life, and of her own will. From early in the morning to late into the evening, Jane attempted her very best to keep herself away from trouble. She felt compelled to find out what lied beyond the mysterious barricade in town, and though she struggled to keep her thoughts away from it, she would find herself going over and over the possible reasons such an unusual wall might have been erected.And there was also the mystery of the previous servant, Mary Hale, whom no one seemed to know or recall, though she had worked and lived in the town.

Did anything bad happen to her, Jane kept asking in her mind. Why doesn’t anyone remember this woman? Under the guise of trying to send away her belongings, Jane had inquired about Mary with the neighbors, and their servants and attendants. She had inquired with coal man and the merchants in the market. Even the very servants who had worked in the household along with Mary did not seem to remember her. The only information Jane had been able to gather from her inquiries was that everyone asked appeared uneasy.But Jane was determined to keep away from any kind of trouble.

She occupied herself in the rectory. Mrs. P. finally yielded and conceded to share her own day room with her, and Jane quickly set up her own desk and, as young ladies her age often did, proceeded to organize the house’s accounts.This task, she soon learned, became a daunting challenge and ended up consuming most of her time. Mrs. P. had hundreds of receipts and invoices misplaced in every possible corner and drawer in the house, including the dustbin. One morning, Jane found a bill from the fishmonger sticking out of a pin on Mrs.

P.’s head. “My dear, how terribly foolish of me!” said the older lady, astounded, “I must have had it in my hand last night as I was setting out to bed.”Jane’s new life was indeed very different from her previous and more socially eventful one in Wallingsford. There had been a few callers since she arrived, mainly older neighbors who stopped by to welcome her, but she hadn’t received any invitations. She thought it most probably was due to the fact her uncle rarely left the rectory.

In fact, she herself saw little of him. Not that he was occupied with his parishioners. Jane was surprised to discover he spent most of his time alone in his study, reading books which appeared to have little to do with his duties, such as “Great Cathedrals of Our Time,” “Garbs and Regalia of the High Churchmen,” and “Grand Rectories of Our Nation.” Jane had yet to see him at chapel, other than for the Sunday morning services, which were unusually brisk. “It is such an inappropriate little chapel I am provided with by the Bishop, who happens to hate me,” the Rector often complained to her.Jane also discovered the Rector had assigned most of his religious responsibilities to his lay assistant, John Brew, originally employed as the chapel’s gardener, who now performed every service but for Sunday mass and funerals.

Jane felt exceedingly critical of this but tried to keep it to herself. One day, though, she failed. She was returning from the market with Mrs. P. and Annie, when she saw a long line of local persons waiting patiently outside the locked chapel.



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