Obscurity, The Tenth Chapter
In which daughters must atone for the sins of their fathers.
We last read The Ninth Chapter, in which a bottle of poison was discovered in rather familiar company.
The cathedral burned to ash in the great fire of 1788, so the next morning, the city’s most wealthy constituents gathered in the Ursuline chapel to celebrate the solemnity of Ash Wednesday.
The people sat divided, those of lighter complexions toward the …