As she nears the moment of decision, new trials arise for Mrs. Biddle. The wily, if dimwitted, Felicia has somehow conceived plans of her own, while Tomasz, Mrs. Biddle’s former devotee, now conspires against her. Worse still, her more-often-than-not steadfast servant Mélisande allows herself to be distracted by a sweet-talking flank attack.
How, you ask, will Mrs. Biddle combat these challenges? Why, with the usual combination of deceit, psychological handling, and thinly veiled extortion, of course. She may be a self-serving schemer, and have the ethics of a Borgia, but no one can accuse her of not being consistent.
This compelling episode begins with Father Timoteo conducting a sparsely attended funeral, and ends with him performing an ill-omened wedding (you’ll never guess whose). In between, there’s a revealing séance, a remarkable fish story, a kidnapping, a not entirely unanticipated marital indiscretion, a parting of ways, and a voodoo rite out at the old Congo dancing-ground.
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About the Author
M.E. Meegs began writing epic poetry while still in the cradle, though her first real recognition came only after the completion of her dramatic tragedy, Dolly’s Fourth, and Final, Crusade. Written when she was five, it chronicles the midnight adventure of a favorite doll, which ended sadly in the jaws of a neighbor’s mastiff.
She lives now in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, with a first-class typewriter and a middling husband who will soon be in need of a food taster if he doesn’t begin showing a little more appreciation for her literary efforts.
A truly loving soul, she harbors neither children nor pets—fearing the temptation to make sacrifices of them to her tetchy muse might prove irresistible. She does, however, heartily enjoy the company of her devotees, so please do stop by her virtual home at: MEMeegs.com