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December 13, 2013
Posted at 6:03 pm

Magic Ink V, Chapters 43 & 44

The new chapters have been sent to the Moderators for posting.

This week's chapters open with Jame's narrative on the Detroit and Niagara Operation. James, Gerald, Morgan, and Duncan travel to the vicinity of both forts to set up markers for their return and to check out the forts. On the night of 7 March, they return to cast open top Defensive Shells around both forts to keep them from creating trouble.

This is followed by Gwyn's narrative of the main operation in Charles Town. Gwyn and Sererena are responsible for the teams working in Charles Town, Savannah, and Manchester. After establishing the the Defensive Shells around the warehouses in Charles Town, Gwyn, Sererena, and their twin Sisters transfer to Hogg Island to await the other teams. There they detect two Talents in trouble and transfer to Sullivan's Island to investigate. They find two men with strong Talents in Prison there. It requires considerable Medical Magic to heal them. After removing all of the prisoners from the Island, the O'Connells return to Hickory Hill with the two men.

Mark resumes the narrative in chapter 44. Later that morning Mark and Wolf return to Philadelphia to find panic and confusion. The British Army has attempted to break into the Defensive Shells and failed. The Royal Navy moves several ships of the line up and also fails to breach the the shells but with disastrous results. Mark informs General Green of the start of the operation later that morning.

The teams all return to their ports that evening to remove the guards from the shells and to gather more Intelligence. Mark and Wolf attend General Abercrombie's staff conference to learn what the British are doing while their Wives gather more Intelligence.

I need to thank my Editors for the concerted effort that they have put in the last two weeks to get chapters edited and back to me. I feel that we are far enough ahead again that there won't be another interruption to the story.

Enjoy these two chapters. More next week.

Keep Well,
uncle jim