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The People’s Friend Magazine
D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd

A Race, a Rescue and Retribution

A short story by author Katie Ashmore.

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A Race, a Rescue and Retribution

Illustration by Gerard Fay.

……She turned her attention back to her sewing and felt a surge of excitement. There was to be a rowing competition. A very grand affair by all accounts. It had been in the newspapers for days and everyone was talking about it…….



Oxford, 1869, and a boat race between Oxford and Harvard. Seamstress Nancy
hopes to win a day off and promotion with her skillful sewing, but then her work is
mysteriously ruined. Who is the saboteur?


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