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A Novel of the Roman Empire

by Ruth Downie

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    Mar 2007, 400 pages
    Mar 2008, 416 pages

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“Lice, sir?” suggested the orderly, suddenly sounding hopeful. “Maybe she went down to the river to wash out the lice and drowned.”

Ruso took a deep breath of fresh air before bending down and holding the lamp closer to the body.

“She didn’t drown,” he said, lifting the girl’s chin with the tip of one finger. “Look.”

© Ruth Downie. Reporduced with permission of the publisher, Bloomsbury Group.

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