• Across the Barricades
  • Chapter 1



"Sometimes that happens. People grow apart."

"I know. Do you find that too?"

He nodded. "Here comes our bus. The bus swished in beside them.
He bowed to her. "Madam, Your carriage awaits you."

"Thank you, sir."

"Come on, yous two if you're coming," called the conductor. "I haven’t got all day
to hang about. I'm wanting home for my tea."

Sadie and Kevin stepped aboard, both of them aware that they were
embarking on something dangerous. But then neither of them hawd
ever been inclined to shy away from danger. As long as they could
remember they had always been aware of it.

Sadie bounded up the stairs in front of Kevin. Half way up she
turned and looked down at him and laughed.

Joan Lingard
Bus, Dangerous
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